Italian journalist Tony Damascelli has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have already contacted Luis Enrique over replacing Antonio Conte at the helm.
Some outlets have reported over the last couple of days that Daniel Levy is expected to part ways with Conte by the end of this week after the Italian’s tirade against the Spurs squad on Saturday (Telegraph).
The Athletic reported a couple of weeks ago that Enrique is at the top of Fabio Paratici’s wishlist to take over at N17, with the Italian’s list also thought to contain names such as Roberto De Zerbi, Thomas Tuchel, Thomas Frank, Steve Cooper, Oliver Glasner and Marco Silva.
The Times subsequently suggested last week that the former Barcelona manager would also fit the profile that Daniel Levy wants since he has a reputation for playing attacking football and promoting youth.
However, The Guardian on Monday that the Spaniard might not be open to taking over at Spurs until pre-season.
Damascelli believes that the writing is on the wall for Conte after his explosive rant and he asserted that Tottenham have already reached out to Enrique regarding the job.
The journalist said on Radio Radio (21/03/23 via CalcioMercatoWeb and SportWitness): “If you have dignity and you want to follow up on those words, you have to resign. His accusation in conference, the tone, must lead to only one consequence,”
“If you look at Tottenham’s history, it’s as if you were coming to Lazio who have won only one Scudetto recently.
“That’s why they hired him, if you let the team bottom of the table draw with you at 3-3, things aren’t right.
“There are two things: either dismissal or resignation.
“I know that Luis Enrique has already been contacted, there is a good possibility that he will go to England.”
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I believe that appointing Enrique will be a major gamble as he has not held a club job for almost six years since leaving Barcelona and does not have experience in the Premier League.
He also has a ‘my way or the highway’ reputation, just like Conte and Mourinho, which is not ideal at this point.
Tottenham need a manager that can bring everyone at the club together rather than another divisive figure.
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