Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Tottenham prepared to reject all approaches for Chelsea target Pochettino

Tottenham prepared to reject all approaches for Chelsea target Pochettino

Asked on Sunday about the comments made by Pochettino that Spurs need to "be fearless and take risks" in fortifying their squad this summer, Rose said that he hoped Daniel Levy, the chairman, would work with his manager to ensure the club were stronger after their third-place finish.

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The Mail report that Pochettino is set to request a wage increase that will see him become one of the highest paid managers in England after securing Spurs a third straight top three finish on Sunday. "It's not the most logical move for him if he is going to leave Tottenham Hotspur", he told talkSPORT.

Tottenham are prepared to stand firm in the face of increased interest in their manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Luis Enrique and Maurizio Sarri are now front-runners to replace Conte at Stamford Bridge but, given his experience in the Premier League, Pochettino is emerging as one of the preferred candidates for Abramovich.

"I think Pochettino is well down the track of becoming a Tottenham legend and moving across London to a club which is competing very closely, that isn't a logical move".

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But without a trophy in his four years, Pochettino suggested that Spurs should "take risks" in the transfer market in the search for silverware.

Spurs will be hoping that his loyalty to the club will overcome that lure.

Pochettino expressed his frustration at the club's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United but this was more out of exasperation in the heat of the moment than any sudden urge to move.

Around Spurs' rivals, Manchester City's Pep Guardiola and Man Utd's Jose Mourinho earn roughly £15m annually, Liverpool pay Jurgen Klopp around £7m, whilst Chelsea's Antonio Conte and Arsenal's recently departed Arsene Wenger had deals that earned them £9m last season.

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