Mauricio Pochettino Reveals Tottenham Frustrations: I Am The Head Coach, Not The Manager

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Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino claims he is frustrated by his lack of control at White Hart Lane…

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has voiced his frustrations over his position at White Hart Lane, as reported the Mirror.

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The Argentine manager has admitted that he is unhappy at the lack of control he has at the club, revealing that his role at Tottenham is very different to the one he had at Southampton.

Pochettino left Southampton this summer and replaced Tim Sherwood at Spurs, but has struggled since making the switch to North London. The club are currently tenth in the league, and have found consistent form difficult to come by.

The 42-year-old is displeased with his role at the club, revealing that there is a huge difference between a head coach and a manager.

“If you are the manager, you decide many things about the club. But if you are a head coach, your responsibility is to play better and try to improve the players and to get positive results,” he said.

“The head coach is not the same as the manager. If not, why am I not called the manager? I am the head coach.

“In Southampton, I was a manager. My responsibility was not only to coach the team. Here I am a head coach – a head coach is head of your department. My department is to train the team.”

Tottenham’s poor form this season has at times been put down to the fact that Pochettino doesn’t have the players he needs at his disposal.

The former Saints boss is working with players brought in by Tim Sherwood and Andre Villas Boas, and needs to be allowed to bring in players that fit his philosophy if he is going to succeed.

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