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Tottenham approach Mauricio Pochettino over potential coronavirus pay cut

Spurs also in discussions with players and coaching staff over pay cuts

Despite Tottenham's poor start to the season, Harry Redknapp believes Mauricio Pochettino's job is still safe
Image: Mauricio Pochettino was replaced as Tottenham boss back in November

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.

It comes after the club reversed their decision to cut the salaries of all non-playing staff and use the government's taxpayer-funded furloughing scheme earlier this week.

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."

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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.

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