DESPITE Mauricio Pochettino having a £10million buy-out clause in his Tottenham contract, Spurs are increasingly confident their manager will agree a new deal this summer.
The 44-year-old – who does not have an agent – agreed the clause with canny Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
SunSport reports: “The White Hart Lane club had to pay Southampton £2m before landing Pochettino in 2014.
“Poch has repeatedly insisted he is no rush to sign a new contract although Spurs will be keen to increase his current wage of £3.5m.
“Equally, White Hart Lane supremo Levy – who initially wanted to give Pochettino a 15 per cent increase – will have to push the boat out.”
While it must be something of a relief to Tottenham fans that Pochettino has such a huge buy-out clause, it must be of some concern that such a buy-out clause actually exists.
Such a figure would not stop any of the big boys pursuing the Argentine if they thought he was interested.
Much will depend on how Tottenham end the season. If they do go on to lift the Premier League trophy, Pochettino will have a great deal of bargaining power.
Then it will be in the hands of Levy and we’ll see just how ambitious and determined the Spurs chief is to keep hold of one of the hottest young managers in the game.
Spurs fans, are you confident of keeping Pochettino?