According to a report by Corriere dello Sport, via Sport Witness, manager Maurizio Sarri now ‘feels the call of England’ with Tottenham Hotspur namedropped as a suitor for the 62-year-old.
The Lowdown: Sarri on the Spurs radar?
Links with former Chelsea boss Sarri have emerged sporadically over the last month, with reports in Italy even saying that Spurs have already been in contact.
Italian and English sources appear to be at odds with one another when it comes to Sarri and Spurs, with Corriere dello Sport now providing the latest claim.
The Latest: Sarri tempted by move to England
Indeed, the ex-Napoli manager, according to Corriere dello Sport, is now tempted by a move to England and ‘feels the call’ of the Premier League or a ‘far-reaching project’.
This could now open the door for Tottenham to make a swift move and the outlet even name drops Tottenham as a suitor for Sarri specifically.
While there is no update from this report of any formal contacts or approach by Spurs, it appears Daniel Levy and co remain interested in the Italian and could be boosted by his alleged stance on a return to England.
The Verdict: Do it Levy…
We have often reiterated that Sarri would be a great option for Spurs, mainly due to his philosophy of intense, attack-minded tactics.
Tottenham are reportedly on the hunt for a manager who can re-install an exciting brand of football in north London (The Guardian), and the Serie A-winning coach certainly falls into that category.
Kalidou Koulibaly, who played under Sarri’s tutelage at Napoli, is one of his many admirers and told II Messaggero (via Goal) how he is a ‘genius’ who ‘sees things others don’t see’.
His win rate as a manager overall is a good one, also – having recorded 287 wins from 582 matches whilst averaging 1.74 points per 90 (Transfermarkt).
Therefore, we feel Levy should consider Sarri as a credible option for his heir to Jose Mourinho.
In other news: Tottenham have now had discussions with this Champions League winner, find out more here.
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