United are willing to pay record money for Pochettino

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Manchester United are ready to pay record compensation for appointing Mauricio Pochettino from Tottenham.

United bosses put in charge Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after two and a half years of cooperation with José Mourinho, who had been sacked on Tuesday. However, the Norwegian is considered solely as a temporary figure and will return to Molde after the season.

The Red Devils are eager to see Pochettino as their new permanent manager. According to The Telegraph, Mauricio’s person is the only one in United’s list, and other candidates aren’t even considered at this stage.

United’s problem was that Pochettino conducted a new long-term contract with the Spurs in May, which didn’t contain compensation clause. Therefore, it won’t be enough for the Devils to gain Mauricio’s consent.

At the moment, Pochettino is getting £8.5 million a year at Tottenham. This means that the residual value of his contract will be £34 million after the end of the season. Nothing will prevent Daniel Levy, the Spurs’ president, from asking for any money above that sum.

If Pochettino takes the lead of this situation and persuades Levy to let him go to United, it will be a record transfer in the amount of compensation for a coach.

(Reporting by Kovtunov Ilya, editing by Ponomarenko Valeriia)

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