Report: Why Pochettino may think twice about a Premier League return this season

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Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with several high profile jobs including the vacant Arsenal post since being sacked as Spurs manager almost two weeks ago (The Telegraph).

A report in the Daily Express has now revealed that there was a clause in Pochettino’s contract that would make him think twice about potentially managing Arsenal or Manchester United this season.

The Argentine, who was in charge of Tottenham for five and a half years and impressed everybody with his ability to seemingly build a title-challenging team on a limited budget.

Pochettino has reportedly received a £12.5million pay-off from the club after their decision to break his contract but the report alleges that the 47-year-old would have to give back the entire amount should he take a job at another Premier League club before the end of the season.

It is claimed that due to this clause in his contract, former Spurs boss is prepared to wait until the end of the current campaign before deciding on his next destination.

While the clause only covers the Premier League, it does allow him to move to the likes of Bayern Munich or Real Madrid without any financial penalty.

Spurs Web Opinion

While it does make sense for Levy to include such a clause in Pochettino’s contract, if a club really did want him, they would probably be willing to pay off that money for his services. However, I just can’t see Pochettino risking destroying his Spurs legacy by joining Arsenal.

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