The England international winger joined Premier League rivals Everton on transfer deadline day on a loan deal that runs until the end of the season.
Former Leeds United star Lennon had been struggling for playing time under Pochettino this season, having managed to make just nine appearances in the Premier League.
Pochettino has now revealed that it was the 27-year-old who instigated his departure from White Hart Lane, albeit on a temporary basis.
“This is football,” the 42-year-old is quoted as saying by The Sun. “Sometimes players are like Aaron, who was very honest with me.
“He said, ‘I accept your decision but I want to play more and I have the possibility to go to another club and I want to go’. It’s true, I said ‘OK’.”
Good decision from Pochettino?
It was clear that Lennon was not going to play much at Tottenham for the rest of the season, and one understands why he wanted to leave.
Lennon is a good winger and knows the Premier League inside out, and it makes sense for him to continue his career elsewhere.
Tottenham have a large squad and are unlikely to miss the Englishman for the final months of the 2014-15 campaign.
True, Lennon added a certain sense of security that there was someone to call upon on the wing if there was any injury, but one suspects that Spurs are no worse off without him.