Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino has come out of his way to say that his club chairman Daniel Levy deserved way more than the £6 million pay he was getting last year.
Levy’s payments, was as a result of his Salary and add-ons performances combined, which was revealed by the
Tottenham boards when annual accounts were released. He was said to be paid more than every other Tottenham player including superstar Harry Kane, but Pochettino claims he deserves the pay cut with the “fantastic job” he has done for the Spurs.
“I think if [the sum] is true, well done,” Pochettino said in the pre-match conference for Stoke City game via Guardian. “My feeling is he deserves it because he is working so hard for the club. He’s doing a fantastic job for 16, 17 years.”
The North London are reported be trying hard to agree contracts extensions with stars Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele. Pochettino was asked if the Chairman’s pay could cause some discontent among the players, he said: “I think it’s not an issue. It’s not a problem for the players or for us. I think it is a question that maybe we talk too much about.
“I am happy with my salary. I’m not comparing my salary with any others. If I am happy I sign my contract and then I cannot complain because no one puts a gun against my head. OK, we are doing a fantastic job but when we sign a contract it was to deliver a fantastic job.”
Meanwhile, talking about contracts extensions, the Spurs explained why Toby Alderweireld has not been getting some game time with the team.
Pochettino said: “I don’t care about the personal situations with the club. If they show me they deserve to play, they are going to play. It is not about personal feelings or emotions. It is about providing the team with the best tools to win,” Pochettino told reporters.
“I cannot consider if they have a one-year contract, six months or 10 years. When (Moussa) Sissoko arrived and he was a record signing, if he was not the best, he did not play. When Dele Alli arrived with Sonny (Son Heung-min) for the £22m we paid Bayer Leverkusen, who played? Dele Alli – the whole season.
“My decision is always about football. It is not personal and not because of a contract problem. I don’t care about that. Always my decision is about what is best for the team and the best for the club.”
The Belgium international has already been linked with a move away from the White Hart Lane, with Premier League Rivals Arsenal and Manchester United interested in the Belgian and Big spender Paris Saint-Germain sparking an interest. Despite all rumors several football predictions experts can’t see Alderweireld leaving London.