Guillem Balague reveals the ‘only way’ Pochettino could quit PSG this summer – Spurs Web
Guillem Balague revealed that the only way Mauricio Pochettino can leave Paris Saint-Germain is to publicly announce his intention to leave the club.
According to Gold Alasdair, Pochettino remains Tottenham’s number one target but the club still have a lot of work to do to secure the Argentine, with PSG determined to retain their head coach.
Reports from France revealed on Sunday that the Ligue 1 giants had triggered a clause to extend Pochettino’s contract by one year.
Some sources suggest that it could have been a move by the Parisians to ensure they get a substantial payoff if the former Spurs boss leaves.
Balague, who is close to Pochettino, having written ‘Brave New World,’ a book that explores the inside story of the 49-year time at Spurs, has now contradicted that claim.
He insisted that the clause in Pochettino’s contract kick in automatically when PSG have qualified for the Champions League.
The Spanish journalist also added that while Spurs and Real Madrid have both shown interest in Pochettino, the only way for him to leave PSG is if he wants to do so.
On Pochettino. By qualifying for the CL, his contract is automatically renewed for an additional year.
The interest of Spurs and the Madrid team is real. PSG (as Leonardo said) want him to stay
The only way for him to walk away would be to say publicly that he wants to leave
– Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) May 31, 2021
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Looks like what Balague is suggesting is that if Pochettino expresses his desire to leave, Spurs and Real Madrid could get it by paying off the rest of his contract. It remains to be seen if the Argentinian would ask to leave as he’s not the kind of personality to quit on a halfway project.
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