Mauricio Pochettino says he is “not in charge” of transfers at Tottenham and believes his job title should be changed from manager to coach.
The Argentine made the comments after Spurs’ 1-0 Audi Cup win over Real Madrid in Munich on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, Spurs broke their transfer record to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele – the club’s second signing since January 2018.
“I know nothing about the situation of my players,” said Pochettino.
When he extended his contract at Tottenham in 2016, his job title changed from head coach to manager and the 47-year-old said at the time: “We are agreed that it would be good, for myself, for the club, for all.
“It’s true that ‘manager’ is a word that means different things than head coach. Maybe I was always manager from the first day I arrived here – and maybe it describes my job better.”