According to the Daily Star, Tottenham are interested in Simone Inzaghi as they continue to look for Jose Mourinho’s replacement.
The Lowdown: The search continues
Mourinho was relieved of his Spurs managerial duties three weeks ago (BBC), just a few days prior to the Carabao Cup final which Tottenham lost.
Ryan Mason has been in charge since then, but Daniel Levy has been busy in looking for a new permanent boss. So far, they have been linked with likes of Julian Nagelsmann (Archie Rhind-Tutt), Maurizio Sarri (Rai Sports via sportsmole.co.uk) and Erik Ten Hag (The Guardian).
The Latest: Inzaghi in the frame
It now seems that Inzaghi is in the frame. He is currently the manager of Lazio, who are sixth in Serie A.
The Daily Star reported that he is now at the top of the list of targets to take over – Levy was said to be desperate to hire him even before giving the job to Mourinho in November 2019.
The Verdict: Exciting option
Inzaghi has done a very solid job with the Rome club. He has led them to two Supercoppa Italiana trophies, beating Juventus on both occasions, while he also lifted the 2019 Coppa Italia trophy. This season, he guided Lazio to the last 16 of the Champions League.
Would you like Inzaghi as manager?
At the age of just 45, he is relatively young in managerial terms, and he is unlikely to be overly expensive for Levy to bring in. Also, it is impressive to see how he has rejuvenated the careers of the likes of Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto, who have scored 33 goals between them this term.
He could well be a very interesting option for the north London side if Levy gets his wish and hires him as Mourinho’s successor.
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