Mauricio Pochettino has voiced his frustration over Tottenham's transfer policy after saying he is "not in charge" and suggesting his job title might have to change from manager to coach.
Pochettino was speaking after the 1-0 Audi Cup victory over Real Madrid on Tuesday night, which came courtesy of Harry Kane's first-half strike.
"I am not in charge," the Argentine said. "I know nothing about the situation of my players, I am only coaching them, trying to get the best from them. These type of things that are going to happen or not happen, sell or buy players, extend the contract or not extend contract: it’s not in my hands, it’s in the club’s hands and in [chairman] Daniel Levy’s hands.
"At the moment, I am managing the team in the best way possible. Maybe the club needs to change my title description now because my job now is to coach the team. It’s not a question for me, it’s a question for the club, and maybe they are going to change my title description,” the manager said.
Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose both started for Tottenham despite recent transfer speculation linking them with moves away from London.
Although Spurs have broken their transfer record to sign France international Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for £65 million, the uncertainty over the future shape of the squad that lost the Champions League final to Liverpool in June is clearly proving irksome to Pochettino.
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