Mauricio Pochettino To Get More Transfer Power At Tottenham
Mauricio Pochettino is set to win a battle for power at Tottenham Hotspur, a big sign that the manager is at White Hart Lane to stay. The Argentine has done wonders there and it can only get better.
Since joining the Premier League Pochettino has been an absolute revelation. He changed Southampton from relegation battlers to challenging for places in European then his move to Spurs has seen them go from perennial fifth place finishers to Premier League challengers.
That constant brilliance will inevitably lead to his name being linked to 'bigger' clubs like Real Madrid however the latest news from Spurs suggest he's in North West London to stay.
The club's head of recruitment, Paul Mitchell, is set to leave in December and Poch didn't want Daniel Levy to replace Mitchell so he could have more say on transfers and, according to The Times, the Chairman is set to agree on that policy.
Mitchell joined from Southampton less than two years ago taking over most of the roles taken out by former sporting director Franco Baldini. However despite following the manager from the Saints it wasn't an appointment made by Pochettino but by Levy.
However as the chairman already takes a hands on approach to transfers the manager doesn't want another middle man and wants more power in signings and will be handed that with no body in the director of football role.
Last season Spurs were Leicester's closest rivals for the title before somehow finishing below Arsenal by losing to relegated Newcastle 5-1 on the closing day.
The London side have once again started well this season and with Pochettino at the helm a Premier League title may not be beyond them, handing him more power can only be a good thing!