According to a report by Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, Tottenham Hotspur are now the favourites to appoint out-of-work manager Maurizio Sarri ahead of north London rivals Arsenal.
The Lowdown: Sarri saga rages on…
The 62-year-old has been left without a job since being unceremoniously sacked by Juventus last season despite winning the Scudetto. Indeed, he was given his marching orders just two weeks after helping to guide the Old Lady to their ninth Serie A title in a row (Goal).
Now, as he searches for a new managerial role, Tottenham have been extensively linked with him alongside their London neighbours.
The Latest: Spurs now favourites for Sarri…
As explained by TuttoMercatoWeb, Spurs are now the favourites to appoint Sarri ahead of Arsenal as chairman Daniel Levy continues to scour the market for his successor to Jose Mourinho in N17.
Despite sources closer to home denying Tottenham’s managerial raid of Italy (football.london), reports continue to surface regarding the future of Sarri. According to this report, Spurs is the ‘hottest possibility‘ for the former Chelsea coach, despite the suggestion that he would ‘marry best’ with Arsenal due to their style of play.
The Verdict: Exciting contender…
Sarri doesn’t fit into the mould of a young and dynamic manager allegedly wanted by Tottenham’s technical performance director Steve Hitchen (Daily Mail), but we have reiterated before that his footballing philosophy more than makes up for that.
Implementing an attacking, high-press style conventionally nicknamed ‘Sarri-ball’, players who have worked under his tutelage appear to shower the Italian with nothing but praise.
Ronaldo Vanin, who featured under Sarri as a right-back for Sorrento, lauded him as a ‘perfectionist’ and a ‘marvellous person’ off the pitch in an interview with The Guardian. Meanwhile, Juventus and former Manchester City defender Danilo drew comparisons between the 62-year-old and Pep Guardiola and branded the two managers as ‘very similar’.
Indeed, we urge Spurs supporters not to discount the Italian as a credible option as Mourinho’s successor.
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