Sources: Bayern Munich want Tottenham man next year, £25.5m will seal the seal
Bayern Munich want to make Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino their permanent head coach next summer, Football Insider has learned.
The German giants recently axed Niko Kovac and appointed Hansi Flick as interim boss in an arrangement that could continue until the end of the season.
A German source has told Football Insider that Pochettino is firmly on the club’s radar as they look to beat multiple elite clubs to the man who took Spurs to their first-ever Champions League final this year.
Bayern know they face intense competition for the Argentine, whose reputation among the elite has not been affected by the Tottenham downturn this season.
He is set to be the top target of a number of clubs next summer, possibly including Manchester United once again, when it appears increasingly likely his spell in north London will end after six years.
Bayern will not be put off by the compensation fee that will be needed to prise Pochettino out of Tottenham.
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By the end of the season, he will have three years remaining on the £8.5million-a-year contract he signed last year.
There was no release clause inserted into the agreement, meaning it will cost £25.5million in compensation for any club to take him out of Spurs.
Bayern do not regard Flick as a serious contender to be the long-term manager, instead regarding him as a safe pair of hands to overturn what has been a poor start to the domestic campaign by the club’s standard.
The Bundesliga champions might have thrashed Tottenham 7-2 in the Champions League last month but they are third in the table and four points behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach after 11 matches.
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