South American agreed to the clause when joining the south-coast club.
Southampton head coach Mauricio Pochettino will have to pay the Saints £2m in compensation out of his own pocket if the Argentinian wants to become the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur, according to exclusive reports in the Daily Telegraph.
The highly rated South American is now the red-hot favourite to take over from the recently sacked Tim Sherwood in the dugout at White Hart Lane next season, with the former Spurs midfielder having been given his marching orders by the north London club’s chairman on Tuesday.
However, if Pochettino does want to join Tottenham this summer, then it is going to cost him after the 42-year-old agreed to a clause being inserted in the deal he signed to become the south-coast club’s new boss last year at the insistence of then executive chairman Nicola Cortese.
And that clause specifically states that if Pochettino decides to break the two-year deal he signed in 2013 ahead of time, then the young trainer will himself have to pay the full value of his salary back to Southampton, and with the former Espanyol boss currently earning £2m a season, that is the amount he will have to shell out to quit St Mary’s,
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