Daniel Levy has confirmed that manager Mauricio Pochettino has the final say on all transfers at Tottenham Hotpsur.
The Spurs chairman was present at a recent meeting between the board and the Supporters’ Trust and was said to be forthcoming when the subject of player sales came up.
“Daniel Levy felt that Mauricio Pochettino is the best manager in all the time he has been at Tottenham,” the minutes from the meeting read, as reported by Football.London.
“They see eye to eye in terms of strategy. No player would be sold that Mauricio Pochettino wanted to stay.”
The Argentine boss has taken Spurs to new levels since taking over the managerial reigns in the summer of 2014, having finished in the Premier League’s top four in two of the three full seasons in which he has been in charge.
Pochettino looks on course to achieve that once again this time around, with the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend, coupled with Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United, propelling his Tottenham side into fourth position with 10 matches still to play.
Elsewhere in the meeting, Levy noted that there is a perception that the club must spend money on big names to progress, but argued that the fee paid does not always guarantee success on the field.
Tottenham have generally been successful in snapping up players for relatively low sums, such as Dele Alli and Eric Dier, before transforming them into first-team regulars.
A huge seven days awaits for the Lilywhites, with an FA Cup replay against Rochdale on Wednesday night, followed by Huddersfield Town’s Premier League visit to Wembley at the weekend and the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus next week.
If the team can emerge triumphant from those three clashes then they look on course for arguably the most successful campaign of Pochettino’s tenure.