Mauricio Pochettino has no Tottenham buyout clause amid Real Madrid link

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has no buyout clause in his new contract amid reports linking him to the vacant Real Madrid job, Sky Sports News has been told.

Zinedine Zidane made a shock exit from the Bernabeu on Thursday and Pochettino is among the candidates being touted to replace the Frenchman.

Sky Sports News understands the Spurs boss has no buyout clause and club sources deny that there is a verbal agreement for Pochettino to be granted permission to discuss a move to La Liga.

The Argentine signed a new five-year contract last week after guiding the North London club to three successive top-three finishes in the Premier League.

Pochettino is among the bookmaker’s favourites to succeed Zidane along with former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Earlier this year, Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague reported that Madrid president Florentino Perez had identified Pochettino as top choice to be their next manager.