Pochettino issues Spurs transfer warning
Mauricio Pochettino is leading Tottenham Hotspur to their first Champions League final but warns a crash could follow unless the club comes up with a new plan.
The 47-year-old has even strongly hinted that next month's final against Liverpool in Madrid could end his impressive five-season stay at Spurs in which he has established the club in the Premier League's top four and himself as one of the world's top coaches.
Tottenham have not signed a single player in successive transfer windows while title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool and Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United have all invested huge sums in strengthening their squads.
The strain has told in recent weeks with Tottenham's Premier League form collapsing, although barring an unlikely sequence of events in Sunday's climax, they will finish at least fourth for the fourth successive season.
Pochettino, one year in to a five-year contract, spoke of his pride at keeping Tottenham moving forward while the club balanced the huge project of building the 62,000-seater stadium they finally moved into last month.
But the distinct impression from Friday's news conference, jovial as it was after Wednesday's magnificent 3-2 win away to Ajax Amsterdam sent Spurs fans into delirium, was that he is becoming weary of Tottenham's self-imposed underdog tag.
Asked if he was considering leaving, Pochettino's answer was certainly open to interpretation.Published: by Radio NewsHub