Pochettino puts his foot down over Tottenham transfers

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated that he will have the final say over potential new arrivals at White Hart Lane this summer.

The North London club are widely expected to be active in the transfer market, with the Argentine trainer given the opportunity to handpick new players.

However, with the presence of director of football Franco Baldini and head scout Paul Mitchell, there are a number of driving forces in the bid for player recruitment.

Pochettino clarified the issue at yesterday’s press conference, stated that he would be the decision-maker when it came to potential new faces.

“I think it should be me, no?” he is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

“Always the manager and the coaching staff need to deal with the player, in the changing room or on the pitch.

“And if the feeling is not good between us it is difficult to achieve something.

“It is very important that the players who stay here and the players who maybe we bring in that I agree and it is my decision.

“Because if not, if you bring in some players here and I don’t know these players, maybe it is not that they are bad players but it is important the feeling the player has with the coaching staff or the manager.”

Spurs are set to miss out on Champions League qualification for next season and as such recruiting top-drawer players will be made all the more difficult.

Given that Pochettino inherited the current Tottenham squad after moving to London from Southampton, the South American coach will be keen to add a few new players of his choosing.
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