Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly approached former manager Mauricio Pochettino in attempt to get him to reduce his salary amid the current coronavirus pandemic.
The Argentine was sacked in November after five years in the job following a massive slump in form before and after the club’s first-ever Champions League final appearance – being swiftly replaced by Jose Mourinho.
The Daily Mail claims that Pochettino has been contacted ‘about taking a wage reduction on his £8.5million salary’.
The report adds: ‘The north London club have opened talks with their former manager, who is currently on gardening leave following his sacking last year, with a view to agreeing a new pay agreement.’
As well as Pochettino, Tottenham are ‘locked in talks with their playing squad and Pochettino’s replacement Jose Mourinho about a wage reduction agreement.’
Pochettino remains without a job since his somewhat surprising sacking, although he has been linked with the likes Manchester United, Real Madrid and Manchester City, should the situations at those clubs change in the near future.
On leaving Tottenham in November, Pochettino issued a statement: “I would like to thank Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy for giving me the opportunity to be part of Tottenham Hotspur’s history.
“I would like to thank also everyone I met at Tottenham, all the club staff and the football players during these five and a half years.
“Finally I would like to give a special mention to the fans who make this club so great with their fantastic support.
“I gave the best of me to accomplish the objectives I was asked for in our first meeting. There were equally tough challenges as exciting success.
“Best wishes for the future, I am sure we will cross paths again.”
Meanwhile, Darren Bent has claimed that Norwich City right-back Max Aarons would be a ‘great’ signing for his old Tottenham this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs striker revealed that he is a massive fan of the 20-year-old defender, who he believes would be an ideal fit for Jose Mourinho’s struggling side. Read more…