While performing as well as Tottenham have over the past few seasons has been great for the club and the fans, such success also comes at a price, and that is the interest in the man in charge, which, in this case, is Mauricio Pochettino.
Since taking over at White Hart Lane, the Argentinean has helped Spurs go from strength to strength, becoming one of the teams to beat in the Premier League, as they currently sit second behind a freak Chelsea side.
This, however, means that bigger clubs are bound to be linked with Pochettino, and that has been the case this season with Barcelona due to have a vacant spot on their bench come the end of the season.
Last month, Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Tottenham were looking around the managerial pool just in case their man in charge was enticed elsewhere, and the man Daniel Levy really liked was Roma’s Luciano Spalletti.
The Italian manager is yet to sign a new contract with the Serie A side, meaning he could be available for free in the summer.
Spalletti has never managed in England, and Tottenham would be prepared to help that happen, with TuttoMercatoWeb on Wednesday claiming they know the detail of the contract they would be prepared to offer him.
The website state Spurs would pay the Roma manager €4.5m/year, which equates to around £74k/week, over the next three years, which is far more than what he is currently earning in Italy.
Of course, this is still all hypothetical, and until the Tottenham manager announces he will be leaving White Hart Lane, there is very little to be worried about, especially since Barcelona are reported to be looking at other options and Pochettino ruled himself out.
The Italian media have for some years been linking their compatriots with Premier League jobs, and have been further encouraged by Antonio Conte’s success at Chelsea.