Mauricio Pochettino does NOT have a release clause in his contract despite rumours suggesting otherwise, according to multiple reports.
Real Madrid, who parted company with Zinedine Zidane on Thursday, have already been linked with a move for Pochettino as they begin the hunt for their new manager.
Pochettino signed a new five-year contract with Spurs last week, and has apparently been promised increased transfer funds to take the club to the next level in 2018/19.
Reports have suggested Real Madrid may try to end the second phase of Pochettino’s Tottenham project before it even starts by luring the Argentinian to the Spanish capital.
However, Spurs’ position is strengthened by the fact there is no release clause in Pochettino’s new deal.
That’s according to the Times, who claim the Argentinian is now the third-highest paid manager in the Premier League behind Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.
Miguel Delaney of the Independent also reports there is no clause. However, he believes Madrid will still “make a big push” for Pochettino.
Rumours of a premature exit aren’t likely to go away until Pochettino clarifies his future – but the lack of a release clause gives Tottenham plenty to be confident about.