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Tottenham interest ‘increasing’ for Marco Silva

Tottenham interest 'increasing' for Marco Silva - Premier League News

Tottenham‘s interest in Fulham boss Marco Silva is ‘increasing’ as a contract update comes to light courtesy of 90min.

The Lowdown: Conte exit nears…

It is perhaps an open secret in football that Spurs head coach Antonio Conte looks very likely to depart at the end of this Premier League season.

There is currently little appetite to trigger the 12-month extension clause in Conte’s deal, so as things stand, it looks like he will leave this summer.

The Italian has even admitted the club could sack him earlier than that, stating:

“My contract expires in June, we will see – they might sack me even before the end of the season. Perhaps the expectations were higher and they may be disappointed? What matters for a coach is trying to work and raise the bar. This year we are struggling to raise the bar.”

Spurs have already drawn up a shortlist of candidates to replace him, which includes a host of prestigious names like Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel and Luis Enrique.

The Latest: Spurs handed Silva boost?

As per 90min, Spurs may have been handed a small boost in pursuit of Fulham boss Silva, who is also rumoured to be a target for the club.

Tottenham’s interest is ‘increasing’ in the Spaniard, and as the Whites attempt to tie him down with a new deal, talks over fresh terms have now stalled with Spurs lurking.

90min journalist Sean Walsh, sharing the news on Twitter, explained:

“Fulham are trying to tie Marco Silva down to a new contract, but talks have stalled recently amid increasing interest from Tottenham.”

The Verdict: Perfect alternative to Poch?

Dare we say, if Spurs cannot facilitate a move for fan favourite Pochettino, Silva actually shares some similarities with the Argentine.

Both have worked wonders on a shoe-string budget in the past, with Fulham spending just £62 million since being promoted back to the top flight.

The two managers also encourage expansive attacking football, which could be a potentially key factor in Spurs’ chase for a Conte replacement.

Indeed, Silva and Pochettino both hold one league title on their CV, with the latter man finally winning one with PSG last year.

The former, meanwhile, clinched Greek Super League glory with Olympiacos in 2016.

Spurs journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke has also heaped praise on 45-year-old and Fulham this season, stating:

“Brilliant movement in attack and they all work so hard for each other. Marco Silva is doing a sensational job there, and proving a lot of people wrong.

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