Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is one of the high-profile managers linked with the Tottenham job since the sacking of Antonio Conte.
He was said to be former sporting director Fabio Paratici’s preferred choice but the reports cooled down following his resignation.
According to recent reports from 90min, the Spaniard had questions regarding the club’s hierarchy, which may have led to his ruling himself out of contention.
Similarly, talks with former Bayern man Julian Nagelsmann, who was considered the favourite for the job, have also hit a snag, as he sought assurances over the club’s transfer strategy and who will be the new sporting director.
Both managers have said to shown concern regarding the club’s hierarchy and the decision-making powers they hold, particularly regarding transfers.
Daniel Levy’s involvement in transfers has driven away previous managers, and any new manager would want to know how much control they have over the club’s transfer strategy and signings.
Scott Munn was appointed to the role of chief football officer last week, and he is tasked with overseeing all football operations at the club. He is expected to play a key role in the search for a new manager, as well as the club’s recruitment and sporting operations.
This could mean that the transfer decisions would be made in liaison with Levy, Munn, the new sporting director, and the new manager, but the manager will have a substantial say.
Enrique has a successful track record as a manager, having won nine trophies with La Liga giants Barcelona, including the Champions League. He has been described as “one of the best managers” by Pep Guardiola.