Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has ended his gardening leave.
That means that the Argentine is now free to join another club without first having to negotiate with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham last November, but under the terms of his final settlement package, Spurs were entitled to compensation in the event that he took a job with another club before the end of the Premier League season.
Under normal circumstances that would have been on Sunday and means that he is now free to pursue other employment offers.
Spurs continue to pay his £8.5 million annual salary, and are now keen for him to find a new job to ease the pressure on their wage bill.
The Argentine has been heavily linked with the Newcastle job if the controversial takeover of the club by a Saudi-backed consortium is allowed to go ahead, although there are many pressure groups lining up to oppose it.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.