A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on the France Football report suggesting Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will be required to pay Mauricio Pochettino a further £4million if he fails to manage another club by next season.
Spurs parted ways with Pochettino in November last year after a poor start to the season that left the North Londoners 14th in the Premier League table, with Jose Mourinho swiftly being brought in as his replacement.
Pochettino was let go by Tottenham after more than five years at the helm, during which time he build Spurs up into a team regularly finishing in the top four of the Premier League and qualifying for the Champions League, even getting to the final last season.
This week, France Football published a list of who they believe to be the top 20 highest paid football managers in the game.
The calculations are produced by taking into account the bonuses earned from the 2018-19 campaign, the gross salary earned in 2019-20 and other public streams of revenue also earned over the latter period.
The report, as cited by Get French Football News, lists Pochettino at 16th place in the list.
It claims that the Argentine received a £3.5million payout this season, on top of the £3.5million in wages he had already earned in wages for 2019-20.
In addition, Pochettino will reportedly be due another £4million next season from Spurs if he has not taken up a new job by then, such is how his exit agreement with the club has been structured.
With numerous Tottenham fans still unimpressed with Pochettino’s dismissal, not to mention a replacement that hasn’t exactly elevated the team to new heights, the report was met with a fairly positive reaction.
Here is what some Spurs fans said on social media:
Loooool good i hope poch takes as much money from levy as humanly possible
— ً (@THFCgod) March 24, 2020
Pay him 16 and make him manager
— twentyhate (@THFC_M4) March 24, 2020
— Christian Bond (@seebond) March 24, 2020
He must come back instead..
— Mthimban’ Dlamini (@TenMillion007) March 24, 2020
Ha, good let’s hope he has too. Love Poch💙
— 💖Sally Baldwin💫 (@SallyEtheridge) March 24, 2020
Bring him back then
— harold kandimba (@hkandimba) March 24, 2020
Get him back
— Dan Walker (@DanWalk00831488) March 25, 2020
100% he’s at Real next season…..whenever that is.
— MacGyver 🇨🇦🏴🏴 (@StevenJMacIver) March 25, 2020