According to a report by journalist Ciro Venerato, speaking to the Goal Show (via Area Napoli), Tottenham are among three clubs following former Premier League manager Maurizio Sarri as they eye potential successors for Jose Mourinho if he is sacked.
Sarri, who is currently without a club, most recently dismissed by Juventus just two weeks after their 2019/2020 Scudetto triumph (Goal), is reportedly on Tottenham’s managerial radar as Venerato drops an update.
Journalist drops Tottenham claim involving Sarri
The reporter, claiming Spurs ‘follow’ him, also says that while the Lilywhites are monitoring his situation, Sarri will more than likely favour Napoli above all others.
“I received a phone call from Figline Valdarno (where Maurizio Sarri lives) from friends of the former Juventus (manager) and I discovered interesting things,” said Venerato (the Goal Show via Area Napoli).
“Maurizio Sarri has not signed with any team, a month ago he said no to Olympique Marseille. Arsenal and Tottenham follow him, as well as Roma.
“Sarri has won a Europa League and a Scudetto with Chelsea and Juventus, but he feels more about Napoli than the other teams.
“The second thing is this: for Maurizio, Napoli has absolute priority. Laurentiis reveals himself, he would put Napoli in first place.”
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As Venerato reveals that Spurs are following the 62-year-old, news that he would possibly prefer a job back at the San Paolo Stadium may come as a blow in any pursuit.
Chairman Daniel Levy is also said to be monitoring the likes of Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers, but we believe Sarri in particular could be a very credible dark horse.
Already possessing Premier League experience whilst having won silverware, Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has also showered the Italian with glowing recommendations.
Indeed, the Blues ace lauded Sarri as a ‘magnificent coach’ when describing their previous time together in an interview last year (Football Italia) – and he could come as a sure fire candidate if they decide to sack Mourinho.
Of course, as per this update, Napoli appear their biggest obstacle, but it’s good to know Levy isn’t putting all his eggs in the trendy young manager basket, where the likes of Nagelsmann and Rodgers currently lie in wait.
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