Mauricio Pochettino has been approached by Tottenham with a view to taking a cut on his reported £8.5m salary to ease financial concerns brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.
The 48-year-old was dismissed and replaced by Jose Mourinho in November following a slump in form after five-and-a-half years in charge.
But despite the departure just over four months ago, Pochettino and the rest of his backroom team are still being paid by the club as part of the severance package.
With Spurs in discussions with all players and coaching staff on the books over pay cuts, the club's former manager and staff have also now been approached.
At this stage it remains to be seen what any of these cuts for players and coaching staff will look like, whether a reduction or deferral, but with the Premier League suspended since March 9 all clubs are looking to save money.
In the club's statement announcing the U-turn, chairman, Daniel Levy added: "In these uncertain times, we have to ensure we are in a position to meet our financial obligations and protect the club's ability to be able to operate when football returns."
Meanwhile, despite leading Tottenham to the Champions League final last season, Pochettino remains out of work with Spurs no longer due compensation should any club did want to hire the Argentinean.