DANIEL LEVY will not let Mauricio Pochettino move to Manchester United — even for £50million.
The Tottenham chairman has made it clear to his board he plans to reject any Old Trafford approach at the end of the season.
Getty – Contributor5 Daniel Levy will block any move Manchester United make for Mauricio Pochettino
Getty – Contributor5 Mauricio Pochettino has refused to be drawn into any discussion over the Manchester United job
And that is even if they offer more than the value of Poch’s contract.
Levy has told friends he regards the club’s Argentinian boss so highly he cannot risk losing him.
United visit Spurs at Wembley tomorrow on the back of five straight wins, with interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to succeed Jose Mourinho on a permanent basis.
But Pochettino remains United’s No 1 choice — and while the Spurs chief claimed yesterday he is the only man in football who enjoys negotiating with tough cookie Levy, he will NOT be able to talk his way to Old Trafford.
Getty – Contributor5 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes United to Wembley to face Spurs on Sunday evening
Reuters5 Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United in December
Poch has four years left on a deal worth £34m.
And United are tempted to pay it in full, plus an additional £16m for the world’s most wanted football coach.
But Levy, who convinced Poch to sign a new contract last May, fully expects the Spurs manager to honour his agreement.
And he is even prepared to give Poch the last word on all transfers.