Graham Roberts takes to Twitter to reply to Levy’s Pochettino wage cut rumours

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Tottenham legend Graham Roberts has urged fans not to believe everything they read about the club after reports emerged that Daniel Levy had contacted Mauricio Pochettino regarding his severance package.

The Daily Mail reported on Friday that Levy, who had agreed to keep paying the Argentine’s £8.5million salary until he found a new club, has now asked the former Spurs manager to take a wage reduction to ease the financial burden caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Some Spurs fans were left shocked and embarrassed to learn that the club had reportedly approached Pochettino and his backroom staff over a wage-cut just a few months after dismissing them.

However, Roberts is not convinced that there is much truth to the report. Here’s how the former centre-half reacted on social media to the Daily Mail stort:

The 60-year-old also implored fans not to pay too much attention to transfer rumours coming out at the moment as he insisted clubs were more focussed on sorting out their finances than making big money moves.

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The report suggesting Levy requested Pochettino to take a deferral or cut may well have some truth to it but I believe it is the right thing to do under the circumstances. Pochettino is one of the highest earners on our books at present and so there is nothing morally reprehensible about asking him to take a cut or a deferral.

Of course, the Argentine is in within his rights to reject the request out of hand. This isn’t really ‘news’ but anything anti-Levy seems to get clicks and traction from Spurs fans on social media.

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