Saints boss could order Spurs to sign four members of his coaching staff.
Tottenham Hotspur may have to hand contracts to four members of Mauricio Pochettino’s backroom staff in order to bring the Southampton boss to White Hart Lane, according to the London Evening Standard.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is hunting a new manager after sacking head coach Tim Sherwood on Tuesday.
Ajax boss Frank de Boer is believed to be top of Levy’s shortlist, but Pochettino is the bookmakers’ favourite to replace Sherwood.
Pochettino, who has guided the Saints to 19 wins, 18 draws and 17 defeats in 54 Premier League games since taking charge in January 2013, has one year left to run on his current contract at St Mary’s.
Spurs would have to pay Southampton a modest amount of compensation to break Pochettino’s contract.
However, the Evening Standard claims that Pochettino would want assistant Jesus Perez, first team coach Miguel D’Agostino, goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez and technical support coach Fran Alonso to go with him if here were to move to North London.
Spurs would apparently have to shell out around £4m in compensation to bring the Spanish-speaking quintet to White Hart Lane.