‘That’s huge’ – Pundit reacts to Tottenham’s potential financial boost

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Former Leeds United forward Noel Whelan believes that getting Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff finally off their wage bill will be a big boost to Tottenham Hotspur.

Pochettino, who has been out of work since being sacked by Tottenham in November of last year, is on the verge of taking over as the next PSG boss.

It has been reported that his appointment at Paris could be a positive for Daniel Levy and Spurs since the North Londoners are still continuing to pay the Argentine’s £8.5m-a-year salary due to a clause in his contract.

Spurs will finally be able to remove him along with Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez off their payroll when the 48-year-old takes up his new managerial role.

Given the financial uncertainty facing Tottenham amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Whelan believes that the news can potentially be a saving grace for the North Londoners.

Reacting to the reports the pundit told Football Insider: “That’s huge to get them off the wage bill.

“Especially when there are no fans coming into the ground and the pandemic that we’re going through.

“We know how much football clubs are losing – you cannot afford to be paying four members of staff a huge amount of wages when they’re not even at the club.

“This will be a massive relief for Levy to know that one is ticked off – a massive cut. Maybe that money can go elsewhere.”

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If it is true that we have continued to pay Pochettino £8.5m-a-year, then he would have been one of our highest earners on our payroll. Hopefully getting his and his coaching staff’s salary off our wage bill will potentially open up room for incomings in January or at least make it easier for the club to negotiate new contracts with the likes of Son Heung-min and Serge Aurier.

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