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Pochettino reveals he has no say over Spurs transfers

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has played down his surprising outburst over transfers.

He promised to continue working with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy in the final week of the summer window.

Just 24 hours earlier, Pochettino claimed that he has no influence on Tottenham’s transfer activity in the wake of his side’s Audi Cup win over Real Madrid in Munich.

Tottenham broke their transfer record to sign Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon earlier this month, but Pochettino said he ‘knew nothing’ – and proposed the situation should be reflected in a change of job title.

Pochettino, who swerved questions regarding the future of Danny Rose, told reporters: ‘I am not in charge and I know nothing about the situation of my players.

‘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 need 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.’

Pochettino, who has previously intimated frustration with his club’s transfer policy, watched as Harry Kane’s first-half strike proved enough to see them past Zinedine Zidane’s Spanish side.