Mauricio Pochettino’s possible move to Manchester United as a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be scuppered due to a clause he has with Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under growing pressure at Manchester United following his side’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Sunday.
The draw at Old Trafford has kept the Red Devils eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, and Norwegian boss faces a battle to secure Champions League football for next campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, is available after he was fired by Tottenham less than two weeks ago.
The 47-year-old tactician was wanted by Manchester United in 2016 and was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford once again after Jose Mourinho was dismissed last December.
The possibility of Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival will continue to loom over Solskjaer, but according to the Sunday Express, a clause in the Argentine’s deal could hold up his possible move to Old Trafford.
The report claims that Mauricio Pochettino would have to repay his £12.5 million compensation pay-off to Spurs if he agreed to manage another Premier League team before the end of the campaign.
That could ensure that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains at Manchester United to see out the remainder of the campaign before the club’s hierarchy decide to bring Pochettino in.
Though, Pochettino’s clause reportedly only covers teams in the Premier League, which means he would keep his compensation if he opted to join either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.