Pochettino: I would be stupid to stay without a plan

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admits it would be a stupid idea to remain at the club and deliver the same results without the needed support.

The Champions League finalists are yet to sign a player since 31 January 2018.

Pochettino plans talks with chairman Daniel Levy this summer after five years in charge and speculations are rife he may leave the club if things don’t go to plan.

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

Pochettino hinted before Wednesday’s stunning Champions League semi-final second leg victory over Ajax that he could quit and go home to Argentina if they won the competition.

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“I know very well how this business works,” Pochettino said. “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 from 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,” he said via BBC.

“If you want to expect the same from Liverpool, from Manchester City or Manchester United and Chelsea, and you put the same expectation on Tottenham, give me different tools to work.

“If not, I see the people working in the same way, in the future I’m going to be this guy. I am the most stupid person to work.”

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