According to a Spurs source, speaking to Football Insider, Tottenham and chairman Daniel Levy are ‘closing in‘ on appointing a new manager after holding ‘extensive meetings‘, and they are ‘increasingly confident‘ of having their man by the end of this season.
The Lowdown: Spurs managerial saga…
Spurs have been on the hunt for a new manager ever since the departure of Jose Mourinho a month ago, and there has been no shortage of names linked with the role.
The likes of Scott Parker, Graham Potter and Roberto Martinez have been mentioned by reliable Lilywhites correspondent Alasdair Gold, while claims in the Italian media have pointed to former Chelsea bosses Maurizio Sarri and Antonio Conte.
Football Insider added that discussions have been held with Martinez and Rafael Benitez, and now they have dropped a major claim on when Levy could appoint Mourinho’s successor.
The Latest: Major claim emerges on timeframe
As per Football Insider, Spurs are now ‘closing in’ on a new manager after holding ‘extensive meetings’, with the north Londoners narrowing down their pool of candidates.
The list is said to be diverse and included names from all age brackets and across overseas, but Levy has apparently shortened it to the extent that a possible timeframe has emerged on appointing a new manager.
It is claimed that the club are ‘increasingly confident’ of hiring their replacement for Mourinho by the end of the current campaign, and this report estimates that it could possibly happen the week commencing May 24.
The Verdict: Great news for Spurs…
Precisely a week away, if this timeframe does come to fruition, it could be a big development in the race to be Tottenham’s next manager.
Whoever Spurs’ next boss may be, they will need plenty of time to come in and assess the squad whilst also being appointed before the summer transfer window begins. Indeed, they will surely want to shape the Spurs team in their own image and liaise with chairman Levy over incomings and outgoings.
As a result, this claim Tottenham are ‘closing in’ on a possible appointment by the end of this season should come as a big boost for the club and its supporters.
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