According to talkSPORT Mauricio Pochettino will cost Real Madrid a whopping £42.5million if they want him to replace Zinedine Zidane as manager.
Zidane’s shock resignation days after guiding the club to a third successive Champions League win stunned everyone, and should the unthinkable happen Daniel Levy will insist on the club being hugely compensated, report The Times.
The Argentine coach signed a new five-year contract worth £8.5 million a year in May, however contrary to reports this does not include a release clause and he has not been given any assurances by Levy he would be allowed to leave in the event of an approach from Real.
Following talks with Levy, Pochettino received assurances about Tottenham’s future transfer budget before signing the deal, however the article adds that should his head be turned by Real, though, Tottenham are ready to demand the full value of his contract to release him.
The Times does report though that Tottenham are confident of rejecting Real’s advances because they believe that 46-year-old Pochettino is committed to building a young team into a European force as we prepare to move into our newly built stadium for the 2018/19 season.
On signing his new deal last week Pochettino said: “I am honoured to have signed a new long-term contract as we approach one of the most significant periods in the club’s history and be the manager that will lead this team into our new world-class stadium.This is a special club – we always strive to be creative in the way we work both on and off the pitch and will continue to stick to our principles in order to achieve the success this club deserves.”
The article goes on to to say Real Madrid are long time admirers of Pochettino and the fact he has claimed he would never take charge of Barcelona, Real’s fierce rivals, no doubt stands him in good stead.
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