Martin Jol would be due a major payday if he was sacked by Tottenham.
If Jol does go Tottenham will have to pay a heavy price as the Dutchman has a clause in his contract promising him £5.2m in compensation, according to the London Evening Standard.
But it is understood a deal was struck between Jol and Spurs 18 months ago when Newcastle and Ajax were interested in him.
Tottenham inserted a clause in his contract demanding they be paid £5.2m in compensation by any club that prised the 51-year-old away.
A source close to Jol confirmed that his agent Mino Raiola ensured the package worked both ways and that he would receive the same sum should Spurs end his reign prematurely.