With Zinedine Zidane resigning as manager of Real Madrid it was always likely Mauricio Pochettino would be one of the men most quickly linked with taking over.

Tottenham’s manager has been reportedly of interest to Florentino Perez previously, and with the position now vacant, the rumours write themselves.

But Pochettino has recently signed a new Tottenham contract, which could completely rule him out of the running given how tough Daniel Levy is when protecting his club’s interests.

However, Mundo Deportivo have quickly published an article claiming Pochettino has a Real Madrid release clause.

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It’s stated the manager asked for the clause in his new deal, and for financial compensation (with the amount not revealed by Mundo Deportivo), he’d be allow to take over at the Bernabeu.

A newspaper of the Catalan variety, Mundo Deportivo will enjoy this Madrid crisis and perhaps even want to make their search for a new manager look as chaotic as possible, so lots of claims are to be expected.