Arsenal hiring Mauricio Pochettino before the end of the season would reportedly see the Argentine forced to repay Tottenham all the money they gave him when they sacked him.

MUNICH, GERMANY - JULY 30: Mauricio Pochettino, head coach of Tottenham looks on before the Audi Cup 2019 semi final match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz Arena on July 30, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY – JULY 30: Mauricio Pochettino, head coach of Tottenham looks on before the Audi Cup 2019 semi final match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz Arena on July 30, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

That’s according to Bild, who are keeping an eye on Pochettino in case he turns up at Bayern Munich.

They claim, based on information they say they got from the English press, that Pochettino would have to repay €14.7m (£12.5m) to Tottenham should he sign a contract with another Premier League club before the end of the season.

Pochettino himself, meanwhile, told Fox Sports Argentina that he will most likely take a bit of time off anyway, but when he returns he wants to stay in Europe.

“At the moment my goal is to return to Europe,” he said back in his homeland.

“It’s hard for me to think about a project in Argentina. For the family I do not consider it appropriate to train here. Now I have to stay calm for a few days and see what happens.

“There are many clubs and many nice projects, but now it’s important to get our heads off after five and a half incredible seasons at Tottenham.

“To regenerate and search for inner motivation are the goals.”

Although Arsenal continue to be linked with Pochettino, Arsenal hiring Mauricio Pochettino is not a thing that is going to happen.

He’s already made that perfectly clear.

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