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'I Am Not Open To Start A New Chapter With No Plan' - Pochettino Willing To Move From Tottenham

'I Am Not Open To Start A New Chapter With No Plan' - Pochettino Willing To Move From Tottenham

Tottenham may be in a Champions League final, but that hasn't stopped their manager, Mauricio Pochettino, from sending verbal warnings to Daniel Levy and his board.

The club haven't signed any new players over the last two transfer windows - their last signings were in January 2018 - largely due, it is assumed, to the rising costs of their new stadium.

But despite leading the club to the Champions League final in Madrid, Pochettino has stated that he is happy to move on from the club if there aren't changes with the way the north London outfit is run.

In a salient pointed caution directed at Levy, the club chairman, and his board, Pochettino said:

I am not open to start a new chapter with no plan, with no clear idea, with not being transparent.

I know very well how this business works. And we know we need to operate in a different way - that doesn't mean to spend more or less money.

But if we expect every season to be in the final of the Champions League, we need to create a plan. And the plan maybe is different to what has happened in the last five years.

If we believe that if we operate in the same way that we have operated in the last five years we are going to be every season in the final of the Champions League, and in the top four and competing against projects like Liverpool or Manchester City or Manchester United, I think we are very naive.

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The construction of a state-of-the-art stadium, capable of holding 62,000 spectators, was viewed by some as a major bargaining chip for Spurs when players inevitably began to contemplate moves away from the club. That's a rationale, however, that doesn't seem to apply to the manager.

The Argentinian signed a new five-year contract with the club last year and has now been at the club for a total of five years.

While most of Europe's big jobs are unavailable at the moment, the 47-year-old hasn't dismissed the notion of returning home to Argentina.

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