Journalist thinks 52-year-old manager would be ‘a good choice’ for Spurs

Journalist Dean Jones has argued that Luis Enrique might be the best man for the Tottenham job among the candidates who have been linked with the North London club.

The Telegraph were the first to report at the start of this week that Spurs were set to hold talks with Enrique.

Luis Enrique
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The publication explained that the Spaniard has already held discussions with Chelsea about potentially replacing Graham Potter and could now make another trip to London to speak to the Lilywhites.

This information was backed by 90 min, who claimed on Tuesday that Tottenham had held ‘positive discussions’ with Enrique’s representatives and now want to sit down in person with the former Barcelona boss.

However, the report asserted that Spurs have not made a decision on their top target yet, with the North London club also keen to talk to other candidates, including Arne Slot.

Despite Spurs fans clamouring for Mauricio Pochettino to return, Jones believes that Enrique might be the most sensible choice for the club.

The journalist told GiveMeSport about the Spaniard: “I had him down as my best candidate for Chelsea, so with that in mind, I definitely think this can be a good choice for Spurs.

“My one concern would be whether he is actually to do much better than Mourinho and Conte, who have both failed since Pochettino left.

“Those are both high-profile managers with a good reputation in the game for winning, and at Spurs, they couldn’t reproduce that magic.

“There are obviously some issues deep-set at the club that’s been pretty widely discussed. But, there are really two paths you can go down:

“Go with experience and a track record in elite football or someone who is emerging and has motivation and hunger to really use this to establish their own name. 

“That’s kind of what Pochettino did when he came in from Southampton and of course, there is still that temptation to actually go for Poch and bring him home.

“It’s an idea that I’m told Levy has gone a little cold on, but the fans are singing his name, he is out of work, and there are still those memories that live on of what he was able to do when in charge last time.

“In a PR sense, it is the easiest appointment – but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best appointment. It’s going to be a tough call.

“At the moment, we don’t know for sure that Spurs will make a decision before the end of the season.

“I do think that’s the aim, I think they would like to end on a positive note and with some optimism in time to go into the summer transfer window and continue talks with Harry Kane over a new contract, but it is still a little cloudy.”

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While Enrique plays possession-based, high-pressing football, he is not too dissimilar to Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte temperamentally and personality-wise. 

The Spaniard tends to take the ‘my way or the highway’ approach and has fallen out with many of the players he has managed. That might put off Daniel Levy and the Tottenham hierarchy. 

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