Report: Daniel Levy no longer entitled to Mauricio Pochettino windfall

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Mauricio Pochettino
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Mauricio Pochettino is now free to embark on the next step of his managerial career as his Tottenham Hotspur gardening leave has now come to an end, according to The Telegraph.

Pochettino has been without work since parting ways with Spurs back in November but has been heavily linked with Newcastle United job in recent weeks (Le10Sport).

Marseille are also said to be looking at the Argentine as an option to replace Andre Villas-Boas, who could walk away from the Ligue 1 club after just one year in charge (Tuttomercatoweb).

ESPN reported earlier this month that Tottenham paid £12.5million in compensation to relieve Pochettino of his contract back in November.

They revealed that the Spurs boss was placed on gardening leave and that any club wishing to employ him within six months would have to repay Spurs that same amount.

The Telegraph have now claimed that the clause has now expired one day after the Premier League season was scheduled to have finished.

Clubs who are are interested in hiring Pochettino will no longer have to pay compensation to Tottenham or negotiate with Daniel Levy with AC Milan and Real Madrid also said to hold an interest in the 48-year-old.

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This could have been one of the reasons that held back clubs from making an approach for the Argentine over the last six months. The former Spurs boss could now get multiple offers this summer but it does look like he is edging closer to Newcastle.

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