Gian Piero Gasperini comments on speculation linking him with Spurs job 

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Dom Le Roy

Atalanta boss, Gian Piero Gasperini, has insisted that he has had no contact with Tottenham Hotspur over becoming the club’s next head coach.

Brendan Rodgers now appears to be the North London club’s number one target but the Northern Irishman would have to experience a change of heart after ruling himself out of contention for the job last week.

Experienced campaigners like Massimiliano Allegri, Rafa Benitez and Ralf Rangnick, as well as young coaches like Graham Potter and Scott Parker, have all been mooted as potential targets for Spurs (Daily Mail).

Gasperini’s name was also thrown into the mix by Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast last week, with the journalist suggesting that Spurs had already contacted the experienced Italian. 

The 63-year-old has worked wonders since arriving at Atalanta back in 2016 and the Bergamo club, who currently sit in second place in Serie A, have won plenty of plaudits for their aggressive style of play.

However, Gasperini has now distanced himself from the speculation linking him with Spurs.

The Atalanta boss told Sky Sport Italia (via Fabrizio Romano): “Tottenham? There’s absolutely nothing, not even talks or contacts.

“I’m under contract with Atalanta and I’m so happy here”. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Among the various names that Spurs have been linked with, Gasperini would certainly rank in my top five preferences to get the job as I have come to love the way Atalanta play. However, despite his vast experience, the fact that he has not managed in the Premier League means that the Italian would have been a risky appointment. 

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