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Report – Tottenham waste no time in identifying Mourinho replacement as they contact former Premier League boss
By Bruce Grove -

Although they have made Ryan Mason their interim manager for the rest of the season, Spurs have wasted no time in looking for a permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho.

They sacked the Special One as their manager yesterday after a poor run of form, despite backing him with players in the summer.

He now leaves another job in England, this time with no success and Spurs have moved on fast from him.

Football Italia reports that the Lilywhites have contacted the representatives of Maurizio Sarri about the vacant managerial role at their club.

The report says they have held talks with Fali Ramadani about Sarri becoming their manager next season.

Sarri has been out of work since the start of this campaign after Juventus fired him last year.

He has been linked with several jobs before now, but a return to England is now very possible.

Sari won the Serie A last season and reached the final of the Coppa Italia. He also won the Europa League with Chelsea when he managed the Blues in the 2018/2019 season.

He has won a trophy in his last two seasons as a manager and he might finally help Spurs end their wait for a trophy if they fail to win the Carabao Cup before he joins them.

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Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
22 days ago

Personally, I can’t think of a worse job in British football than the Spurs one at present and there’s probably few anywhere as bad. There are certain (unrealistic) expectations that any manager coming to the club has to deal with but without the tools, the financial resources to achieve them.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
22 days ago

I see your point, RDBT; but add the wage, bonus & sacked early fee to the equation and how’s that job looking now?

Halabil
Halabil
22 days ago

Feels so good to not have that f*&kwad in charge anymore. It was crickets on this Mou-love fest site for a while there before he got what he deserved. The charlatan has earned north of 70 million quid in severance payments alone from his last four teams. Aaaaaaaaah! Feels good. F*ck Levy and Lewis too. ENIC’s decision to join the ESL is not my cup of tea but for now all I care about is that Mourinho is out Thank God.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
22 days ago

Give him 2 years then off. Doesn’t matter who cuts the grass at Hotspur Way. As long as mediocre players like Alli, Dier and loads of others still stink the place out then he will also get the boot.

Last edited 22 days ago by Lord Croker
Harry Hotspur
22 days ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

I can’t wait for Mourinho to get the blame for City beating us by 3 or 4 goals

Cali
Cali
22 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

HH you being modest here I say they will beat us 6 imagine Everton scored 5 against us when we tried to play the attacking football do you think these players who got rid off Poch and Jose will listen or care 29 years old Mason, the last news is Levy sacked Mourinho he don’t want to lose Dele Bale etc cause they will leave end of the season so in order to prevent that he has to sack Jose before season ends.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
22 days ago
Reply to  Cali

If City are it on Sunday they will beat us hands down whoever is in the dugout or whoever’s on the pitch. The gulf between us is immense.

Cali
Cali
22 days ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

To be honest in football anything is possible but no Kane and new caretaker I say the probability we lose is high will see the Southampton game then we will know if we got any chance vs City.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
22 days ago
Reply to  Cali

I’ve been tipping us to actually win this tournament for months but not so sure now that Mourinho has gone. I had a feeling he might come up with some strategy that enabled us to nick it; I now wonder if we’ll be a disorganised rabble and taken to the cleaners!

East Stand
East Stand
22 days ago
Reply to  Cali

Is Kane defo out?

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
22 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Not according to the caretaker.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
22 days ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

Agreed, if City “are it” on Sunday and we don’t have the Gods of good fortune smiling ever so benignly on us either, it could be painful!

East Stand
East Stand
22 days ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

This is true.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
22 days ago
Reply to  Cali

Probably Levy was terrified of losing Davies and Doherty too.

Cali
Cali
22 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

They are 10 players I just mentioned 2 of them so you are right cheers.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
22 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

I think if you dig deep enough H, it was actually Mourinho’s influence that lost us The Champions League Final against Liverpool

Harry Hotspur
22 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Mr. Hotspur has just been admitted to ICU due to excessive laughter.

Our lawyers will be in touch.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
22 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

😁👍😜

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
22 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Can’t make my mind up whether we’ll sneak it with 20% possession or get slaughtered 6-0! City lost at home to Leeds recently as well as on Saturday to Chelsea, so it MAY (and I stress the word MAY) be a comparatively good time to play them with their quadruple gone.

East Stand
East Stand
22 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

It’ll still be Poch in some quarters!

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
22 days ago

I cannot understand why Allegri never gets a mention. Much better track record than Sarri and there is no compo to pay which will appeal to that cheapskate Levy. Mind you, it doesn’t really matter who our manager is with that half wit Levy in charge. Hats off to Bayern, Borussia, Porto and PSG for not joining the sh*t show that is the ESL.

Cali
Cali
22 days ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Allegri never won European cups Sarri did in that sense Sarri has better track record than Allegri I guess.

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Dan
Dan
22 days ago
Reply to  Cali

It’s strange to me that Allegri has been out of work so long. There must be something in that.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
22 days ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Do we yet know for certain that these clubs aren’t going to join up?

Interesting situation where, for instance, Porto could, by joining, become Portugal’s premier club in perpetuity when about half of the people in the Iberian country follow Benfica! Very much the Man Utd of Portugal, I think my friend, Bruno, in Obidos, once told me that about 40% of the people in Oporto follow Benfica! For years, Porto have had wealthier backing(don’t know if that’s the case now) and Bruno in the past told me that Benfica’s fans were just waiting for Porto’s chairman to die and then the traditional order of things would be restored.

tim johnston
tim johnston
22 days ago

I think appoiting a new gaffer is going to be a difficult task with this ESL shite hanging over us. Who is going to sign up to mange a team that probaly wont be allowed to play in thrier own country’s premeir league? If we persist in aiming to join the ESL we are in real danger of dissapering down the greasy plughole of football. Hopefully we will bring in Eddie Howe with Ryan alongside him.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
22 days ago
Reply to  tim johnston

I don’t think there is any danger whatsoever of the “Six” being kicked out of the Premiership. Can you imagine the slump in TV revenue without them.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
22 days ago

Scotty Parker. End of!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
22 days ago

Given that we are an average team surely attracting high profile foreign coaches is a pointless exercise? IMO Scotty Parker possesses excellent attributes to make Spurs a better team!

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
22 days ago

Not sure why Allegri does not seem to get a mention. Much better track record than Sarri and there is no compo. I did read that he was learning English some time ago, although it is completely irrelevant who the manager is with that half wit Levy in charge. I take my hat off to Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Porto for refusing to join the sh*t show that is the ESL which has been conjoined to bale out Real Madrid and Barcelona who are both nearly bankrupt.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
22 days ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

I don’t think Allegri would be interested. I think only up and coming managers wanting to make the next move up (the more prescient of them may actually realise that the North London club, with Levy pulling the strings, could be a full stop to their progress) or busted flushes looking for possible redemption or one final pay day! Mourinho at the peak of his powers would never have come to us!

England Mike
England Mike
22 days ago

Another appointment that looks doomed.

justin
justin
22 days ago

Bielsa is available end of season – I think the only problem with him would be he tends to only sign up for 1 season at a time and i’m not sure we would allow that. Although, with our record of sacking managers that’s a bonus.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
22 days ago
Reply to  justin

He would also make Dele Alli, Tanguy and other precious flowers run like hell in training – and if they didn’t pull their weight, they wouldn’t get on the pitch.

I would love to see that, but he would probably be fired as our little boys don’t fancy putting themselves about.

England Mike
England Mike
22 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

We have players that need moving on, I wouldn’t mind if they go for a start.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
22 days ago
Reply to  England Mike

Indeed. We HAVE to finally get rid of the wasters, or we will never move on.

Expecting a different outcome when starting Dier-Sanchez or Winks-Sissoko is madness. Get rid and bring in new players.

England Mike
England Mike
22 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

There lies the problem as Levy has had problems offloading Rose who has stank the place out for 3/4 years.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
22 days ago
Reply to  England Mike

The classic was Adebayor (?) wandering around the training ground – having arrived in his flash car -saying “life is good!”, living the high life without actually doing anything to earn it!

Dan
Dan
22 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Poch had Dele fitter than he’s ever been so it wouldn’t be new to him. Tanguy is a different kettle of fish though

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
22 days ago
Reply to  Dan

I was worried that’s what happened. So when he routinely put in 30 minutes of genuine effort for every 90 he played, that was him at full strength? Oof.

Tanguy is a talent, but infuriating fitness-wise. I hope he won’t descend down the well of so many talented guys who never took the final step to become truly great. Without hard work, it won’t happen.

Limerick AL.
Limerick AL.
22 days ago

I’d go for Alfie Noakes Meself. 🤔

EssexSpur
EssexSpur
22 days ago

If Levy insists on the next manager being ex Chelsea, let’s at least pick a decent one. What’s Avram Grant up to these days?

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
22 days ago

Well he won’t win a trophy at Spurs, I’ll tell you that now. Nobody will unless the whole rotten edifice is changed and new owners come in. We’re impregnated with a losing mentality right through the club unfortunately. Yes I do hope I’m made to eat my words in the upcoming egg cup final!

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
22 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

You may (and emphasis is on the word may) have to eat your words on Sunday but it’s likely to be a one-off because, as you correctly say, we’re impregnated with a losing mentality.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
22 days ago

At least he will play possession football that will go nowhere eventually, unless he is backed. I’m told having a lot of possession is important, so have at it!

He’s a heavy smoker at the best of times. After getting the ENIC experience, he might start doing heroin on the sidelines.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
22 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

I hope he’s a crack manager…

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
22 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

I worry he’s not all he’s cracked up to be…

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
22 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

I’m not sure about a crack manager but, as CzechSpur has suggested above, any manager enjoying (I surely mean SUFFERING) the unique ENIC experience and ambience is likely to take up crack!

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
22 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Yes, the ENIC experience, a truly wonderful thing!