Tottenham must spend more money to win titles, insists Mauricio Pochettino

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes his side “have to operate in a different way” if they are to ever win the Premier League.

Pochettino has turned Spurs into title contenders over the last few seasons but has barely spent any money in comparison to other clubs at the top of the English game.

Spurs did not sign anyone in the summer transfer window and Pochettino says he does not expect to do any business this month either.

The Argentinian, who has been linked with the Manchester United job, does not believe it is sustainable for Spurs to keep challenging the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool unless they change their philosophy.


“That is the point when sometimes people talk about winning titles. One thing is to reduce the gap with the top four, to be competitive, to create a team capable of fighting with the big sides.








“But if after we want to win titles we need to operate in a different way.


“At the moment we operate in the same way as we operated in five years ago when we arrived.


“Of course, maybe we can win some titles but it’s going to be a tough job to do because in that situation every club in the last five years was improving a lot.


“The other day I saw a stat that in the last 10 years in England and in Europe how the teams were spending money, and I think we were on the bottom, in England and Europe.


“Of course we’re doing a fantastic job but if we want to be real contenders we need to operate in a different way in the future.”


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