Report: Tottenham boss unhappy with club chiefs

Tottenham Hotspur lost two key players through suspension for the final games of the season, and ended up relinquishing second place to Arsenal.

The Times are reporting that Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is unhappy with the club's hierarchy for their failure to support him in appealing bans handed out to Dele Alli and Mousa Dembélé.

The Spurs pair were given suspensions following incidents at home to West Bromwich Albion and away at Chelsea. Alli appeared to punch Claudio Yacob in the stomach while Dembélé was accused of eye-gauging, with Diego Costa on the receiving end.

The newspaper goes on to claim that Pochettino believes that the suspensions to his key duo were pivotal in Spurs' final four-game slump, and felt that the club could have given him more backing in challenging the FA charges.

The Lilywhites only picked up two points from their final four games, culminating with a 5-1 loss to Newcastle United on Sunday that saw them slip to third in the table, one spot below fierce rivals Arsenal.

Both Alli and Dembélé were hugely influential figures throughout the course of the season, and any club would miss the quality they bring to a side.

Despite Pochettino reportedly being unhappy with the board's lack of support, he is still understood to have a good relationship with chairman Daniel Levy, and only recently put pen to paper on new five-year deal.

Dembélé will miss the start of next season following his six-match ban, while Alli's three-game ban has been completed.

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