Paul Robinson: What I don't like about this setup at Tottenham

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper has put himself in the shoes of the club's current manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson told talkSPORT that he doesn’t like the way his old club have been operating in terms of transfers.

Robinson has suggested that if he was Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, he wouldn’t want the rug pulled from beneath his feet over players he feels the club need in the summer market, when the next transfer window opens next month.

He’s suggested that Pochettino needs complete control over every aspect of his playing staff, from scouting them all the way through to coaching them and using them in his first team.

“The director of football role is uncommon in this country. I personally don’t like it there. I don’t think it works. If I was the manager, I wouldn’t want to work with someone else buying my players. I’d want to scout my own players, I’d want to coach my own players and that would be my team,” he said.

What should encourage Tottenham fans is the indication from club legend Gary Lineker that Pochettino has been given the final say over who comes and who goes at White Hart Lane.

It’s a common sense move and ensures that every penny chairman Daniel Levy makes available to the club is spent properly by the manager.

Improvements are needed in various areas of the squad, with a new winger and a new striker two deals that Pochettino is likely to be going after.

A new striker can help to take some of the pressure away from Harry Kane, while a new winger can solve a left midfield problem for Tottenham which has existed for the last couple of seasons.

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