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Mauricio Pochettino digs out Spurs board for selling Gylfi Sigurdsson without his consent

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t mince his words.

In a further sign that maybe all is not well between manager and board at White Hart Lane, the Argentine manager has seemingly had another sly dig at owner Daniel Levy.

By claiming the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson back in 2014 was a “club decision” which happened without his say-so.


Pochettino has already clashed with notoriously steely Levy over Harry Kane’s wages this season.

Now he risks attracting his boss’ ire once again with the comments about Sigurdsson, ahead of Swansea’s visit to White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Pochettino told reporters on Friday: “I think after he moved to Swansea and we saw his development … he was a perfect player for us.”

“But it was a club decision and his decision to move to Swansea and find another way.”


He went on.

“When we arrived at Tottenham we had 34 senior players and it was difficult to assess them all in the first few weeks … when the club and player decide to move there is nothing you can do about that.”

Sigurdsson has scored 32 times since returning to Swansea from Spurs two years ago, having managed just 13 in two seasons at White Hart Lane.

Pochettino continued: “It’s a shame but sometimes in football you never know what will happen. There are no regrets.”

Yeah, sounds like it.

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