Our thanks to @BarcelonaSpurs for keeping the fans up to date with the breaking news from Mauricio Pochettino’s book launch in Barcelona today that began just about half an hour ago.
Poch’s pursuit of £6 book sales has proved timely in getting some reaction insights from the current Tottenham gaffer.
Spanish interviewer: Is it true you have a release clause or agreement to speak with Madrid?
Poch: No it’s not
Was just asked again about agreement to speak to Madrid in contract. “Neither written not verbal. I’ve just renewed (my contract) with Tottenham and I am happy.”
When asked about how Levy might react if he leaves: “Careful. Levy can bite!”
Poch: It would be disrespectful to Levy for me to force a move to Madrid.
So on balance, there’s some good, some very good and some ugly.
There is no clause – as this blog has been labouring the point long before today.
However the line about being not being ‘disrespectful’ by forcing a move is some hell of a distance away from a polite ‘no thank you’, in fact it is either the sum of all fears or the Pochmeister is still having keep the Bald One on his toes.
If anything significant emerges – there will be updates.