The Tottenham Hotspur manager would be a snip at £10million.
According to a report from the Sun, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has a £10million buy-out clause in his current contract, but in truth that alone should not put off any potential suitors.
The report goes on to claim that Spurs are increasingly confident the Argentine will sign a new contract at White Hart Lane this summer, and in truth there seems practically no chance he will leave the club when he is building something truly brilliant in North London.
However, when it comes to his buy-out clause, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would be wise to up it to around £20million if and when Pochettino agrees a new deal.
After all, clubs both in England and further afield regularly spend huge sums of money on mediocre players and £10million does not always get you much in today’s transfer market.
Too often the focus is on the players but a great manager is worth his weight in gold – as Pochettino is proving this season – and clubs will realise that spending £10million to get the right man would be the smartest investment they could make.
Such has been Pochettino’s progress at Tottenham that he is easily worth as much as many of the players who will arrive in England this summer, if not more.
So while a buy-out clause is in place as much to ensure a current club are suitably compensated in the case of Pochettino – and other great managers across the world – they should be treated more like the players they regularly get the best out of and valued accordingly.