Football news - Tottenham transfers not in my hands, claims Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham Hotspur's transfer strategy is no longer the responsibility of the manager, according to Mauricio Pochettino.
Mauricio Pochettino coach of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Shanghai Hongkou Stadium on July 25, 2019 in Shanghai, China.
But the England international was restored to the Spurs squad for the pre-season Audi Cup and started in the 1-0 win over Real Madrid last night, only for his manager Pochettino to deny any knowledge of the left-back's current situation.
"I know nothing about the situation of my players," said Pochettino.
"I am only coaching them and trying to get the best from them.
"Sell, buy players, sign contract, not sign contract - I think it is not in my hands, it's in the club's hands and [chairman] Daniel Levy.
"The club needs to change my title and description. Of course I am the boss deciding the strategic play, but in another area I don't know. Today, I feel like I am the coach."
Danny Rose is part of the Tottenham squad that has reached the Champions League final
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Rose himself has appeared unsure of where he will be playing by the time the Premier League season starts on August 9, even before his demotion from and promotion back into the first-team squad.
"If I'm back at Tottenham next season, great, if I'm not - great," Rose said back in June.