Tottenham have asked former boss Mauricio Pochettino to take a pay cut

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Tottenham sparked a lot of outrage when they announced their intentions to furlough some of their staff.

That meant those placed on the scheme would have 80% of their wages paid by the government and not from them.

Spurs reversed their decision after backlash from fans.

Chairman Daniel Levy said: "The criticism the Club has received over the last week has been felt all the more keenly because of our track record of good works and our huge sense of responsibility to care for those that rely on us, particularly locally.

“It was never our intent, as custodians, to do anything other than put measures in place to protect jobs whilst the Club sought to continue to operate in a self-sufficient manner during uncertain times.

“We regret any concern caused during an anxious time and hope the work our supporters will see us doing in the coming weeks, as our stadium takes on a whole new purpose, will make them proud of their Club.”

Spurs are still trying to reduce their wage bill while the coronavirus pandemic is still looming large.

And, in a bizarre way to do so, the Daily Mail report that they have contacted former manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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The popular Argentine was sacked by Spurs back in November and was later replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Spurs have been paying Pochettino £8.5 million-per-year, equivalent to £163,000-per-week, since he was sacked.

They agreed to keep paying him until he found a new job.

Unfortunately for Spurs, they've had to keep paying him as he has not yet been appointed by a new club.

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And now, despite him being sacked five months ago, Spurs have approached the 48-year-old and asked him to take a pay cut.

Spurs also agreed to keep paying Pochettino's back room team and want them to take a pay cut too, including coaches Jesus Perez, Miguel D'Agostino and Antoni Jimenez.

The north London club are also locked in talks with Mourinho about a possible pay cut.

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