Writing on Twitter, journalist Nicolo Schira has dropped a big claim involving former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri – with the reporter sharing that ‘Tottenham have opened talks‘ to appoint him as manager.
The Lowdown: Sarri and Spurs…
Since Daniel Levy sacked former boss Jose Mourinho last month, Tottenham have been linked with a host of new managers to take up the vacant managerial role in north London.
One of the men who has been regularly touted with a move is former Premier League coach Sarri, who last took charge of Juventus and won a Serie A title.
Reports from as far back as last month claimed there had been contact between both Spurs and the Italian, with Schira now dropping the latest news.
The Latest: Tottenham have ‘opened talks’ for Sarri
Writing on Twitter, the reporter has emphatically claimed that ‘Tottenham have opened talks’ to appoint the 62-year-old as their new head coach.
This comes amid the ongoing managerial search which has dominated discussion in the English capital.
Spurs had originally hoped to announce their new boss by the end of this season (football.london), but with the last game of the season coming today, that now appears very unlikely.
The Verdict: Do it Levy…
We’re surprised that the former Napoli boss hasn’t been touted as a more suitable candidate, especially given his high-pressing, attack-minded style.
Tottenham are said to want a forward-thinking boss to put the Mourinho days behind them and Sarri’s brand of possession-based football arguably fits that mould.
He has also garnered the respect of some key players in the past, with Chelsea midfielder Jorginho branding him an ‘extraordinary’ tactician and ‘magnificent manager’ when speaking to Gli Autogol in an Instagram live discussion (via Football Italia).
As well as this, Kalidou Koulibaly lauded him as a ‘genius’ in an interview with Il Messaggero (via Football Italia) – with Sarri also possessing a solid managerial record by the numbers.
According to Transfermarkt, he’s averaged 1.74 points per match and has notched 287 career wins as a manager to date.
His sides have also scored a combined total of 938 goals, and after the Mourinho era, Spurs fans could be itching for a more open, attacking style of play.
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