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Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham manager says club must 'take risks' to improve

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham manager says club must 'take risks' to improve

Mauricio Pochettino has cast doubt over his Tottenham future after revealing he will hold crunch talks with Daniel Levy where he will urge the club's chairman to "be fearless and take risks".

The north Londoners, who were already assured of Champions League football next season, secured their third successive top-three Premier League finish by edging a insane nine-goal thriller against Leicester.

Spurs' net spend over the last eight transfer windows has been just over £40million - a considerable amount less than their top six rivals.

According to the Telegraph, the 22-year-old striker has been on Pochettino's radar for some time now, and the Spurs boss is planning a £150million squad overhaul this summer to take Tottenham to the next level. He had been asked the same question last Friday and, once again, he gave an ambiguous answer.

"But for me the most important is to feel that tomorrow, everything can change".

In his three previous seasons they finished second, third and fifth - a period of sustained improvement that has made Pochettino one of the most admired managers in the game. "I have very clear ideas of what we need to do", Pochettino said. Maybe you know me, sometimes I have insane ideas", said Pochettino with a laugh, before he continued: "You need to be fearless.

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"If we want to be real contenders for big trophies, we need to review a little bit the thing".

"I am going to celebrate with my staff, Jesus (Perez), because I think for us it is a massive achievement and of course not enough - because we want to win titles".

"I think Daniel is going to listen to me".

He said: "You need to be fearless".

"In these types of situations with a club with our unbelievable fans, being fearless is the most important thing and to take risks".

"It is the moment the club need to take risks".