Tottenham now targeting Nuno Espirito Santo as next manager with sporting director Fabio Paratici keen, but other Spurs chiefs prefer Mauricio Pochettino, Graham Potter or Brendan Rodgers

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Tottenham now targeting Nuno Espirito Santo as next manager with sporting director Fabio Paratici keen, but other Spurs chiefs prefer Mauricio Pochettino, Graham Potter or Brendan Rodgers


Tottenham have now set their sights on appointing Nuno Espirito Santo as their next manager, talkSPORT understands.

Spurs sources claim the club’s new sporting director, Fabio Paratici, favours a move for the former Wolves bossas their search for a new permanent head coach continues.

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Nuno Espirito Santo is Tottenham’s newest managerial target, talkSPORT understands

However, it is believed other leading figures within the club are still keen on tempting Mauricio Pochettino back from Paris Saint-Germain, 18 months after giving the Argentine the sack.

Paratici was leading the talks with ex-Roma manager Paulo Fonseca, which were at an advanced stage before the plug was pulled and the deal collapsed at the 11th hour.

Spurs then made an approach for Italian legend Gennaro Gattuso before putting the breaks on that move just a day later following a backlash from fans.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has since been installed as the favourite for the role, with former target Erik Ten Hag still reportedly in the running despite signing a contract extension with Ajax only in May.

Club legend Jurgen Klinsmann has even put his own name in the hat, with the White Hart Lane icon saying he would ‘absolutely’ love the job, if chairman Daniel Levy offered it to him.

Nuno left Wolves at the end of the season after four campaigns in charge of the Premier League side

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Nuno left Wolves at the end of the season after four campaigns in charge of the Premier League side

But it is understood Paratici is now keen to appoint Nuno as the next Tottenham manager.

The Portugese coach has already turned down the Crystal Palace job since leaving Wolves by mutual consent at the end of the season, after four campaigns in charge, while he is also believed to be a strong contender for the vacant role at Everton following Carlo Ancelotti’s surprise return to Real Madrid.

However, the other decision makers at Tottenham are still believed to favour a move to bring Mauricio Pochettino back to north London, or revisit their interest in Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers and Brighton’s Graham Potter, instead.

Fans are frustrated with the club’s continued failure to replace Jose Mourinho. The north London club has now been without a head coach for two months, with pre-season not far off the horizon.

A number of key decision makers at Tottenham still want to bring Pochettino back to White Hart Lane

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A number of key decision makers at Tottenham still want to bring Pochettino back to White Hart Lane

Even former Tottenham player Andros Townsend has said he has ‘had enough’, with a long list of failed appointments now including Fonseca, Pochettino, Ten Hag, Antonio Conte and Hansi Flick.

And he believes the time has come to just give interim boss Ryan Mason his job back, saying his former teammate has what it takes to lead the club.

“I’ve had enough, just give it to Mason and get on with it,” ex-Spurs star Townsend told talkSPORT.

“Give it to him for a year, see how he gets on and then reassess next summer.

Ryan Mason took charge of Spurs for seven games at the end of last season, with a record of four wins, zero draws and three defeats.

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Ryan Mason took charge of Spurs for seven games at the end of last season, with a record of four wins, zero draws and three defeats.

“If you were going to get a top manager in, fair enough, Ten Haag, Pochettino, Conte, but after Conte turned it down it was clear nobody wanted the job.

“If you’re going down to Gattuso, there’s clearly nothing else out there.

“So if nobody wants the job, give it to a man in Ryan Mason who dealt with everything well under the circumstances. He dealt with all the European Super League fallout, he fronted the Harry Kane fallout on his own and ended the season well with Spurs by getting them into Europe… ish.

“He deserves a fair crack at it and hopefully Daniel Levy does look into giving Ryan another go at it next season.”





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