Daniel Levy confirms Mauricio Pochettino will make ‘final decision’ regarding Tottenham transfers

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Levy has confirmed that Pochettino has the final say regarding who Tottenham sign.

In a Facebook question and answer session, Tottenham chairman Levy confirmed that Spurs head coach Pochettino will have the final say concerning transfers this summer.

Levy said: “As has always been the case the coach always makes the final decision.”

Whilst this is not too much of a surprise, it is likely that Levy is only telling a half-truth.

Paul Mitchell was hired earlier this season to bring his recruitment tools to Spurs, and the signing of Kevin Wimmer - which has now been confirmed - looks to be his business.

Pochettino was clearly keen on signing a centre-back this summer, to revamp a back-line that has been exceptionally poor this term, but it is unlikely that he has much experience of Wimmer.

Mitchell is sure to have recommended him, with Pochettino and Levy sanctioning the deal when it was highlighted that he would be a good signing.

This kind of transfer committee is certainly an improvement upon what has existed before at White Hart Lane, with Franco Baldini’s work as director of football heavily criticised.

It has been suggested that Baldini signed players against the wishes of his head coach, leading to issues when it came to selecting teams, with it clear that certain players had been outcast from matchday squads.

With the new transfer infrastructure in place, it promises to be a strong transfer window for Spurs, as they look to right the serious issues that have clouded the last few campaigns, hopefully leading them into a new era of success.

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