Tottenham ‘could meet Maurizio Sarri in London NEXT WEEK’ to discuss Jose Mourinho’s replacement as Italian press continues to link ex-Chelsea boss to shocking Premier League return
- Tottenham could hold talks with Maurizio Sarri next week, it is claimed in Italy
- Jose Mourinho’s position is in jeopardy after a disappointing season in North London
- Sarri is currently out of a job after being sacked by Juventus last season
- He is said to be aware of the interest of Spurs, but is also wanted by Roma and Napoli
Tottenham could meet former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri next week to hold talks about the possibility of replacing Jose Mourinho, reports in Italy say.
Mourinho is under tremendous pressure in North London after a frustrating season in which Spurs are six points away from the Champions League places and humiliatingly dumped from the Europa League at Dinamo Zagreb.
Sarri is without a club after being fired by Juventus and reports this week in Italy that he was in the frame of taking over Spurs. Now The Gazzetta dello Sport say the Premier League side wants to hold talks about hiring him.
Tottenham could hold talks with Maurizio Sarri (right) next week about replacing Jose Mourinho (left), it is claimed in Italy.
Spurs chief Daniel Levy would consider whether or not to say goodbye to Mourinho
The Italian outlet alleges talks between the club and Sarri could take place in London next week, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy considering his options for management’s hot seat.
It is also reported that Tottenham was initially interested in hiring Sarri in the summer of 2018 when he left Napoli to take over at Stamford Bridge.
Sarri, 62, is said to be aware of Tottenham’s interest as he contemplates returning to management.
Roma are also said to be interested in Sarri’s services as there was talk of a return to Napoli at risk for Gennaro Gattuso’s job.
Sarri was never really appreciated at Chelsea and left the lead after his first season despite winning the Europa League and taking a top four finish.
Sarri led Chelsea to the Europa League title, but was replaced with the club after just one season
It’s similar to the way he left Juventus last season and said goodbye despite leading the Turin side to the Scudetto – their ninth Serie A title in a row.
Mourinho saw his side lose even more ground on the top four last weekend after ditching a 1-0 lead to lose 3-1 at home to former club Manchester United.
The former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss is under scrutiny after a 10th defeat of the season in the Premier League and the 3-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb that left them dumped from Europe last month.
The 58-year-old is starting to show signs of turning his back on his own players, hitting them after failing to maintain their 2-1 advantage against Newcastle on April 4.
He claimed it was a case of ‘the same coach, different players’ when asked why his side didn’t see any games.