Writing on Twitter, reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano has lifted the lid on a managerial update coming out of Tottenham Hotspur.
The Lowdown: Spurs manager hunt continues…
It has now been over two months since Spurs opted to sack former boss Jose Mourinho, with the quest to appoint his heir still not concluded.
Since the decision in mid-April, Tottenham and chairman Daniel Levy have been linked with hiring many big-name managers, including the likes of Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers at the beginning of the process.
Talks with Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso have all been leaked in recent weeks but to no conclusion in the hunt for a new coach.
The Latest: Romano lifts lid on Spurs manager update…
Following the collapsed talks with Gattuso, Romano has lifted the lid on a manager update coming out of Spurs.
Indeed, the Italian says that Spurs are now back in touch with ‘many candidates’ as the search goes on, with a ‘new name’ emerging in the form of ex-Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde.
“Tottenham board back in contact with many candidates after Gattuso talks collapsed,” he explained via Twitter.
“Ernesto Valverde new name approached – not advanced yet.
“Ralf Rangnick and Erik ten Hag always been appreciated, both are in the list – but ‘complicated’.
“Crazy but… race still open.”
The Verdict: Great new candidate…
Valverde has won 10 major honours in total across three different clubs, including three Greek Super League titles and two Greek Cups with Olympiacos. He has also enjoyed successful stints in La Liga, clinching a Spanish Super Cup with Athletic Bilbao before winning the same honour at Barcelona.
That wasn’t the only trophy he won at Camp Nou, either, with the 57-year-old also guiding them to two La Liga titles and one Copa Del Rey during his tenure in Catalonia.
Of the available candidates, it is clear that Valverde is the most decorated out of him, Rangnick and Ten Hag, but the question remains as to how Levy and new managing director Fabio Paratici can draw him to Tottenham after weeks of botched talks with other candidates.
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