Opinion: The top five potential replacements for Mourinho if he faces the sack at Spurs

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Mourinho often divides opinion among fans, which has not been helped by the recent run of poor form at Tottenham. While we are not claiming that Jose will or should be sacked, we wanted to take a look at our top five candidates to take over if Levy did decide to bite the bullet tomorrow.

Diego Simeone – 

Diego Simeone has been the manager of Atletico Madrid since 2011, achieving a lot in his time there such as winning La Liga in 2014 and reaching the UCL final in the same year. His style of play would inevitably suite Kane; as it has with other target men he has utilised like Diego Costa and Falcao. However, he would perhaps not provide the free-flowing, attacking football that so many Spurs fans crave.

Julian Nagelsmann – 

Currently manager of Tottenham’s recent Champions League opponents, RB Leipzig, Nagelsmann is one of the most exciting young managers in the game right now. His style of management would suit the financial structure of the Spurs board and the style of football matches up well with the history of the club. At Leipzig, many of the players he’s signed have been for fees under 20m, yet he has continued to forge them into stars.

Erik Ten Hag –

The manager of Ajax, Hag showed what he can achieve with the right talent last season, knocking out European super-clubs Juventus and Real Madrid on his way to the UCL semi-final. We are sure he could do a great job at Spurs, while also being used to working with small budgets, getting the most out of his players and academy.

Nuno Espirito Santo – 

Nuno has done an outstanding job this season at the helm of Wolves, as they push for a Champions League spot. Unlike the others, Nuno is currently working in the Premier League and knows how the English game operates. A big contender in our opinion.

Massimiliano Allegri – 

Former Juventus manager, Allegri, is currently out of a job, unlike any of the above gaffers. He also boasts a vast array of experience at the very top, making him an easy and solid target. His four consecutive doubles at Juventus show that he has the potential to deliver Spurs a much-needed trophy.

Do you want Mourinho gone? If so, who do you think would be a suitable replacement?

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  1. Sean Dyche is hugely underrated. He could be a out of the blue replacement with the necessary strength to mould the team. He has spent money (big for Burnley) as required in Ben Gibson and Chris Wood, brought in and turned around players who have not succeeded elsewhere (James Tarkowski) and promoted youth (Dwight McNeill) … they may play an unfashionable 4-4-2 but Leicester succeeded with that in recent times and I’m pretty sure he could get the best out of the current squad


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