Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is a wanted man in Europe, but the interested clubs would have to pay a buy-out clause of £10 million to land his signature, according to reports from the English media.
Pochettino has long been considered one of the best young managers in football, and has now firmly established his reputation with his team currently challenging for the Premier League title, after being overshadowed by the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Spurs currently trail table toppers Leicester City by five points with seven games to go, and would be looking to take advantage of any kind of slip-up on the Foxes’ part, to get themselves closer to the title.
With the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United struggling for form, the two clubs are largely expected to go on the hunt for a new manager for the next season. However, they may have to shell out £10 million in order to land the Argentine manager’s signature, according to The Sun. Pochettino’s rise as a manager in the world of football is quite evident from the move that he made from Southampton to Tottenham, which cost the North London side around £2 million.
Meanwhile, Tottenham themselves are quite confident that they can retain their current boss at White Hart Lane, with a newly improved contract. While Pochettino himself has indicated that he is in no hurry to sign a new contract, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will be keen to secure the Argentine’s future at the club.
Champions League football to dissuade Poch from moving?
Manchester United and Chelsea are the two clubs that have been heavily linked with a move for the Suprs boss. While Louis van Gaal has been heavily criticised during the current season at Old Trafford, Chelsea have been particularly disappointing this season. But, with the Blues being heavily linked with Italy boss Antonio Conte, Manchester United are the favourites to land Pochettino.
However, neither Manchester United, nor Chelsea can promise Pochettino Champions League football next season. This could understandably dissuade the Argentine from signing up with either of the Suprs’ rivals, especially if Levy offers him a good raise.