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Daniel Levy’s Spurs exclusive: Money, Man United & Mauricio Pochettino

Daniel Levy’s Tottenham exclusive

The Mail on Sunday is essential reading for Tottenham fans this weekend.

That’s after Spurs finally broke their Premier League Wembley hoodoo against Bournemouth on Saturday.

For the first time since moving into their temporary home, Tottenham recorded maximum points in the league.

The Cherries were shot down by a solitary strike from Christian Eriksen early in the second half.

On Sunday, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has penned an eye-catching article for the Mail.

In it, Levy – known for being one of football’s great and toughest negotiators – opened up about money, Man United and Mauricio Pochettino.

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Spurs, money & recruitment

It took Tottenham quite a while to get going in the 2017 summer window.

But in the end Spurs ended some serious quality to their side as the likes of Serge Aurier and Davinson Sanchez moved to the Lillywhites.

Daniel Levy has now addressed the issue of money and future recruitment. And the Tottenham powerbroker has suggested Spurs have financial constraints on the imminent horizon:

Mauricio is very aware that firstly we have a huge capital project [Tottenham’s new stadium] that we’re embarking upon.

For two seasons we have been competing for the title, but it’s unlikely that we can improve our starting XI without spending a huge sum of money and actually I don’t think that either I or Mauricio want to be in that model. 

If we make a £60million investment in a player, that means somebody else is going to be affected in our starting XI and, if we make a mistake, it’s very costly.  

Is Levy playing games? Many Spurs fans will want to believe Levy’s comments are a negotiating tactic in future transfer talks.

However, others will no doubt be worried by the claims the club has limited money to spend on new recruits.

Man United & Mauricio Pochettino

Levy went on to profess his desire to see Mauricio Pochettino become the new Sir Alex Ferguson.

Looking to emulate the Man United icon, Levy wrote:

I want Mauricio to be the Sir Alex Ferguson of Tottenham Hotspur and he has the most fantastic opportunity to be that.

I have confidence that he can do it. We’re so aligned in where we want to be.I would love nothing more than Mauricio still to be our manager in 10 to 15 years’ time. 

Also see: Premier League make enormous screw up during Spurs 1 – Bournemouth 0.

Mauricio Pochettino takes a swipe at Pep Guardiola after Bournemouth (Video).

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