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Tottenham to pay over £19m to sack Pochettino and his staff

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That’s a Premier League record!

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This guy: financial genius.
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Just a year ago, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy was beating back clubs who were potentially interested in spending upwards of £50m to buy out Mauricio Pochettino’s contract. Now, Levy is in the position where he’s going to be spending close to half that to get Pochettino and his staff to go away.

According to the Independent, sacking Pochettino and his staff will cost Tottenham around £19.6m, which is apparently a Premier League record. £12.5m of that is for Poch himself, with the remainder to buy out the contracts of Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino, and Toni Jimenez. Ironically, the previous record was held by Chelsea when they fired Jose Mourinho, now the odds-on favorite to replace Pochettino in north London.

You guys, I just can’t. I can’t handle it. Hindsight is obviously 20/20, but going from a profit of £50m to a deficit of nearly £20m... the financials are doing my head in, especially coming from an avowed penny-pincher like Daniel Levy.

The more I learn about this sacking the more I hate it. Can someone come give me a hug?