The BBC reports that, contrary to some reports, Mauricio’s Pochettino’s new contract at Tottenham does not contain a clause allowing him to leave if approached by Real Madrid.
The 46-year old Argentine, who only signed a five-year contract extension at Spurs last week, has been made the early favourite to replace Zinedine Zidane at the Spanish champions, who announced his shock resignation on Wednesday just days after guiding his side to a third-successive Champions L:eague triumph.
Pochettino is believed to be Real’s president Florentino Perez first-choice to take the job at the Bernabeu, having been an admirer of his since when he was managing Espanyol. He also impressed when Real and Spurs met in the Champions League group phases earlier this year.
However, rumours that Pochettino’s new deal included a break clause in case Real approached him for his services appear to have been quashed by the man himself, although he did leave a small caveat at the end in saying” “I renewed recently for five years. I am very happy with my current team, I enjoy the day to day, I am happy, but you never know what can happen.”
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.