One thing may put Spurs off approaching Pochettino.
It has been reported this morning that Mauricio Pochettino’s potential move to White Hart Lane could hit a stumbling block due to a clause in his contract at Southampton.
The Argentine is the bookies' favourite to take the job at Tottenham after an impressive period at St Mary’s, but reports indicate that he may have to pay £2m to leave the club.
This could mean he would have to try and get a signing on fee out of Tottenham in order to cover the cost of his clause, which may not impress Chairman Daniel Levy.
However, after a spending spree in the previous summer in excess of £100m, a cost of £2m should seem like small change to the Spurs hierarchy. Whilst they may have the talent at their disposal, they still need a Head Coach to make it work.
If they feel that Pochettino is the man to make it work then they should do everything they can to land the Argentine, including the £2m that may be required by Southampton to secure his services.
It’s no use having the £100m talent in players if they don’t have someone there to make it work. If they pay what’s required and Pochettino delivers then it could be one of the shrewdest investments the club has ever made. If he led them into the Champions League – which will surely be the target for Levy and the rest at Spurs – then it will have been repaid with interest.
It would also be the start of showing a great amount of faith in their new man, something which he will need to be successful at White Hart Lane, if he does make the move to North London. Whether that does happen, remains to be seen.