Tottenham Hotspur have approached former manager Mauricio Pochettino over accepting a pay-cut from his  reported £8.5m salary to ease financial concerns brought by the coronavirus outbreak.

Pochettino was sacked and replaced with Jose Mourinho November last year but he is still being paid by the club as part of his severance package.

His backroom coaching staff, who are also paid, are been approached for that pay-cut as well.

Tottenham have been in discussions with all players and coaching staff on the books over pay cuts as the Premier League has been suspended since March 9 and all clubs are looking to save money.

However, it not yet clear what the pay cut will be, whether a reduction or deferral.

Meanwhile, Pochettino remains outbid work since his sacking despite leading the Spurs to Champions League final where they lost the title race to Liverpool last season.