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Latest On Mauricio Pochettino To Real Madrid Rumours

Spurs were VERY careful with Poch's new contract.

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According to reports from talkSPORT, Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pocchettino's bumper five-year deal with the club doesn't include a release clause.

This refutes stories in the Spanish media already cropping up that Real Madrid have a free pass to discuss terms with Pochettino about making him their new manager (following the departure of Zinedine Zidane earlier today).

When discussing a new deal with their coach, Spurs hierarchy asked for him to sign terms that worked in their favour and would give them peace of mind if other teams started calling. That's proven smart now Zidane has left Real, because Pochettino is one of the top candidates bookmakers have earmarked for the job.

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The 46-year old Argentinian stands to earn £165,000 per week in North London, and that sum makes him one of the top earners at the club. Hopes are high that star English names such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Danish supremo Christian Eriksen will commit their futures to Spurs after this summer's World Cup in Russia.

Pochettino's new contract terms mean Madrid would have to stump up serious cash if they even wanted to speak with him.

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