Tottenham Hotspur has been in the news recently after their manager Antonio Conte had a public outburst following their draw against Southampton on Saturday.
And, The Telegraph has named three managers who Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will not be able to lure into taking over the reins at the North London club, should he decide to sack Conte now.
Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi, Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou and Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim have all been linked with the Tottenham job in recent weeks. However, the report claims that Levy will not be able to lure any of them away from their current roles mid-season.
De Zerbi has led Brighton to a surprise fight for a European spot in the Premier League as well as a FA Cup semi-final.
Similarly, Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou is doing a great job in the Scottish Premiership and has a chance to win a treble by the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Sporting Lisbon are also doing well and have just recently knocked Arsenal out of the Europa League to book a place in the quarter-finals.
With all three managers having a lot to play for this season, it appears that Levy will have to look elsewhere if he decides to part ways with Conte before the end of the season.
The best course of action for Spurs may be to once again let Ryan Mason be the interim manager to see through the remainder of the season, before appointing a new manager in the summer when Levy will have plenty of options to choose from.
The Conte outburst has put the club and Levy in a messy situation, particularly as the season enters its final stages.
It remains to be seen what course of action Levy will take, but it appears that he may have to think twice before making any drastic decisions.