Mauricio Pochettino has said Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has the final say on selling players.
On Saturday, we relayed comments Pochettino had made to Spanish radio station Catalunya Ràdio about Spurs’ transfer policy.
The Argentinian revealed Levy is in charge of deciding who Tottenham target in the transfer window, while Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp make those decisions at Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.
Sky Sports have picked up on the quotes, including a couple of interesting additional tidbits.
Pochettino was apparently asked who makes the final decision when it comes to players being sold, with Harry Kane mentioned in the question.
“Our president, Daniel Levy. It’s not in my power,” Pochettino replied.
“I will be asked my opinion and of course I love Harry Kane, but the decision is Daniel’s. The same situation for [Christian] Eriksen.”
Kane has not been linked with an exit in the current window, but Christian Eriksen has suggested he may seek a new challenge this summer amid reported interest from Real Madrid.
Pochettino’s revelation isn’t exactly unusual. Selling players is taken out of the hands of most managers.
In fact, some coaches may not even be consulted like Pochettino claims to be.
Alderweireld is the other high-profile Tottenham player who could leave in the coming weeks, and Pochettino will be powerless to prevent the Belgian’s departure if his £25 million release clause is triggered.
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