Report: Poch’s Spurs agreement could delay potential Man Utd appointment

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham exit package stipulates that Spurs are entitled to up to £10million compensation in case the Argentine decided to take over at another club this season, according to a report in the Irish Mirror.

Spurs parted ways with Pochettino back in November after a string of poor results and installed Jose Mourinho as the new head coach.

Since being sacked by Tottenham, Pochettino has been linked with several high profile jobs (Bild) including the hot seat at Manchester United where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is coming under considerable pressure.

The report in the Mirror claims that the former Spurs boss still has strong support in the United boardroom and is one of the leading candidates to take over from Solskjaer.

However, the report contends that the Red Devils are unlikely to appoint Pochettino before the end of the season due to the compensation clause in his exit package with Spurs.

Chairman Ed Woodward and the club’s American owners are thus said to have given Solskjaer their backing until the end of the season.

It is asserted that the club’s unwillingness to back Solskjaer in the transfer market is a sign that they don’t view him as a long term option and it is claimed that Pochettino is likely to take over next summer.

Spurs Web Opinion

Pochettino isn’t the type of manager who would prefer to walk into a team with a stellar squad and unlimited resources and continue winning trophies. He seems like the type of guy who prefers a challenge and the prospect of restoring Manchester United to their former glory is something that I believe the Argentine will find appealing.

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