Has Levy found his 'Yes Man' at Tottenham Hotspur? Not quite

Daniel Levy

Mauricio Pochettino's role as Tottenham head coach looks secure for years to come.

Tottenham Hotspur were once a club who fired coaches for failing to finish in the Champions League spots.

Martin Jol and Harry Redknapp bit the dust, while Andre Villas-Boas and Juande Ramos were axed after poor results.

Spurs are now entering a new era however, with their new stadium draining the club's finances and making stability the most important option.

New bosses want money to buy their own players, yet current head coach Mauricio Pochettino is comfortable with working with what he has, particularly adept at developing young talent.

The Guardian report that Tottenham want to see through the next three seasons until they move into their new stadium in 2018/19, and regard Pochettino as the ideal head coach to see them through.

The report states: "Pochettino is Levy’s perfect manager for this period. He is flexible and he works with what he is given, without complaint."

So has chairman Daniel Levy finally found his 'Yes Man'?

The answer is not quite. Pochettino is displaying traits of simply being happy to be at Spurs, and is not making any complaints or demands, even though the club failed to buy the player they really needed to this summer, a striker.

Yet behind the scenes, the Argentine may be more bolshy. Talksport reported that Pochettino blocked Erik Lamela's move to Marseille, which Levy had been negotiating.

He has also been more than confident regarding players he does and does not like. Unhappy with Benjamin Stambouli? He was content for the club to sell him after just one year, while he offered Vlad Chiriches, Paulinho and Etienne Capoue few chances after failing to impress.

His falling out with Emmanuel Adebayor also led to a complex wrangle for Levy to sort out, and ultimately pay off. Another head coach may have chosen to integrate the striker into the first team, as Tim Sherwood did.

Levy may have the ideal coach for his project, but Pochettino is not likely to give him an easy ride, as also evidenced by his insistence for Paul Mitchell to join as head of recruitment, essentially ripping up the chairman's Franco Baldini experiment over just 12 months.

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