According to a report by Italian newspaper Il Tempo, via Sport Witness, SS Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi is now ‘listening’ to offers from interested clubs amid the ongoing situation over his contract – with Tottenham Hotspur, Juventus and Napoli all named.
The Lowdown: Inzaghi on the Spurs list?
Inzaghi emerged as a contender for the Lilywhites vacancy fairly recently with newspaper Tuttosport (via Sport Witness) claiming the Premier League could be his next destination at either Leicester City or Spurs.
The Latest: Inzaghi now ‘listening’ to Spurs offer
Bringing a development, local news outlet Il Tempo says that the 47-year-old is now ‘listening to other offers‘ from interested clubs, including Spurs, amid the ongoing wait over a new deal at current club Lazio.
It is said that a meeting between Inzaghi and the Serie A side is set up for the end of 2020/2021 but outside parties have been making their fondness known in the meantime.
As things stand, the Italian boss will be leaving the Stadio Olimpico following this season’s conclusion and Lazio are even looking at alternative managers in case they cannot reach an agreement over his extension.
The Verdict: Great candidate for Spurs…
Inzaghi has garnered much praise for his job at Lazio since he was appointed permanently in 2016, succeeding Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa who took charge of Le Aquile for just two days (The Guardian).
Indeed, the Rome side haven’t finished outside Serie A’s top eight during the former Italy international’s tenure in charge and players under his tutelage, like Ciro Immobile, have even likened him to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (Football Italia).
As well as this, FIFA agent Claudio Anellucci lauded him as ‘one of the best coaches in Europe’ recently in an interview with TUTTOmercatoWEB.
If Spurs can appoint him after the expiry of his Lazio deal, he may also come as a possibly cheap appointment for chairman Daniel Levy amid financial difficulties (Evening Standard).
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