Pochettino warns he could leave Tottenham after Champions League final

The coach has called for more "tools" to help him compete with England's biggest clubs

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In surprising comments, Mauricio Pochettino has said he is "not ready" to remain in charge of Tottenham if they're not ready to roll out an ambitious plan next season, including new signings. 

Despite making no signings last summer, Pochettino has led Spurs to the Champions League final, where they meet Liverpool in Madrid next month, but he's hinted that could be his last game for the club. 

"I am not open to start a new chapter with no plan, with no clear idea, with not being transparent and being able to tell our fans what is our objective, to stop talking about perception, talk about reality -- because if not, it is going to be difficult," he said. 

“We know very well that we need to operate in a different way and that doesn’t mean to spend more or less money."

Tottenham don't have as much money as other clubs after building a new stadium and Pochettino added: "It would be very naive to think we can continue to operate as we have done and that it will get us to the Champions League final and the top four every season when we’re competing against projects like Liverpool or the Manchester clubs.

"If you want to expect the same from us as from Liverpool, the Manchester clubs and Chelsea, give me different tools to work with. If not and I see people working in the same way in the future, and I’m going to be this guy, I am the most stupid person to work.

"We need to create a realistic plan to develop in the next year, five years, and to match people’s expectations because, if not, our destiny is to crash."

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