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“That’s huge to get them off the wage bill,” Pundit says Spurs will be happy with Pochettino’s latest news
By Bruce Grove -

Noel Whelan says Tottenham will be happy with the current rumour that Mauricio Pochettino might become the next manager of PSG.

The Argentinean was fired by the Lilywhites last year, but a clause in his contract means that Spurs are still paying him his salary until he gets a new job or his contract expires.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the finances of the Lilywhites hard and paying for a manager that is essentially on holiday is certainly a waste of resources.

But as Poch closes in on becoming the next manager of the French champions, Whelan reckons that Spurs will be happy to get his salary and his coaching staff’s off their wage bill at the moment.

With the transfer window reopening in only a few weeks, freeing themselves of Pochettino’s and his backroom staff salaries will create room for them to possibly add a few players.

“That’s huge to get them off the wage bill,” Whelan told Football Insider.

“Especially when there are no fans coming into the ground and the pandemic that we’re going through.

“We know how much football clubs are losing – you cannot afford to be paying four members of staff a huge amount of wages when they’re not even at the club.

“This will be a massive relief for Levy to know that one is ticked off – a massive cut.

“Maybe that money can go elsewhere.”

The move to Paris is yet to be confirmed, but Spurs will hope it does happen sooner rather than later.

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Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
3 months ago

He is berry happy

ministerscat
ministerscat
3 months ago

The smell that lingers

LIMERICK AL.
LIMERICK AL.
3 months ago

Dont forget Botch loves the Club. Yeah sure.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
3 months ago

Amazing that they still are on the wage bill.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
3 months ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

Madness after 14 months of doing nothing.. No other club does this?.. 6 years winning nothing, then 1 year 2 months doing nothing… Botch picked up around 10 million alone after he left… This can’t be far off Bales wages. Levy amazes me with the deals he sometimes pulls off like Bale and Pierre.. Then he shocks me with deals like this.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
3 months ago

👍

eddie
eddie
3 months ago

I suspect Levy thought that it was cheaper to continue to pay rather than offer full severence pay.I think he was only blocked from taking another job in the PL and that is why Poch has bided his time in taking another poaition.Whichever way Levy has caught a cold and only has himself to blame.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
3 months ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

I would say shocking rather than amazing.