Tottenham manager Pochettino has no regrets over Dawson sale

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that he does not regret the decision to allow defender Michael Dawson to join Hull City in the summer, Sky Sports has reported.

The former England international spent nine years at White Hart Lane after joining from Nottingham Forest in 2005, going on to become captain and establish himself as a fans’ favourite, making a total of 324 appearances in all competitions and scoring 10 goals. The only silverware he helped win in that time was the League Cup in 2008.

The 31-year-old now prepares to take on Spurs for the first time since moving to Humberside as the two clubs meet on Sunday, but Pochettino – who has seen his side struggle defensively this season – does not rue his departure. “It was not only my decision – we had a chat with Michael about the situation and we agreed the best thing for him was to join Hull,” said the Argentine.

“We were transparent with him all the way and we had a very good relationship – we always talked face-to-face, but I don’t (regret letting him go) because it wasn’t only down to me.

“It was a shared decision – between me, Michael, the club, and we decided the best thing was for him to join Hull. Dawson chose to join Hull shortly after I arrived, while the decision to sell (Jake) Livermore and (Tom) Huddlestone was taken before I came here, but I am not scared of our old players at Hull.”

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