Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will seek outside investment to back Mauricio Pochettino in future transfer windows amid reported interest from Manchester United, according to the Telegraph.
It is also believed Levy will convince Pochettino to resist United by reminding him of the control he currently has at Spurs.
Pochettino has been heavily with the United job after the Red Devils sacked Jose Mourinho on Tuesday. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has been appointed caretaker manager but Pochettino is said to be United’s first choice in the long term.
In fact, the Telegraph claims Pochettino is the only name on United’s list, and the Red Devils are willing to pay a world-record £40 million fee to pay him out of his contract.
However, it is believed it may cost even more than that because there is no release clause included in the new deal Pochettino signed over the summer.
Earlier this week, the Argentinian claimed Tottenham have no money to spend on new players in the January transfer window, but Levy may need to change that to keep Pochettino happy.
The former Southampton boss has plenty of control at Spurs since his role changed from ‘head coach’ to ‘manager’, and Levy will apparently tell Pochettino he may not receive that degree of control at Old Trafford.