Pochettino makes huge salary demand as Juventus hover

Pochettino makes huge salary demand as Juventus hover

Mauricio Pochettino will demand a salary of €20million a year to take over at Juventus next season, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Pochettino, 47, has confirmed he will be seeking talks with Daniel Levy about the plans for Tottenham in the short-term after recently claiming he could walk away from the club if they won the Champions League.

Spurs are one step away from that unbelievable feat after defeating Ajax in the semi-final this week and that success has, apparently, alerted the interest of Juve.

The Italian paper claims though it may cost the Serie A champions £17million if Pochettino decides to quit and they are to land their man and on top of that they will have to pay Pochettino around £330,000 a week.

That represents a huge hike on Pochettino’s current £8.5million-a-year deal that he signed in May last year which runs until 2023.

Pochettino is understood to have been identified as a top candidate to succeed Massimiliano Allegri, after previous suitors Real Madrid and Manchester United appointed new coaches.

Allegri’s future in Turin will be clearer this week after he confirmed talks with president Andrea Agnelli.

“I will be meeting with the president this week,” said Allegri. “We will have an open general discussion, as we do every year.

“Before the game against Ajax I told him that I would stay. In the week we will see each other and talk about everything.

“Talking about the chat between me and the president does not make sense at this time.

“I have an excellent rapport with the president, as well as with others in the club, and with [sporting director] Fabio Paratici and [director] Pavel Nedved.”