Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim has expressed his willingness to replace Antonio Conte as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur, according to The Times.
It emerged a few days ago that Julian Nagelsmann, who previously seemed to be Tottenham’s number one target (Football Insider), is no longer in the running for the role as the North London club decided that he is not a good fit for their project (Evening Standard).
The Times has now claimed that after the decision on the German, Spurs are now ‘keeping their options open’ as they continue to study various candidates.
The publication claims that the Lilywhites are looking for a young, up-and-coming manager in the mould of Mauricio Pochettino in the hope that the appointment would have a similar impact to what the Argentine did when he arrived in 2014.
The report states that one person who fits that bill is Amorim, with Spurs said to have made contact with the Portuguese coach regarding the vacancy. In fact, The Times asserted that the 38-year-old has expressed interest in leaving his role at Jose Alvalade Stadium to take over at N17.
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Based on what various outlets have reported over the last few weeks, it does not appear as if there is one leading contender for the role at the moment.
Tottenham and Daniel Levy are seemingly focussed on getting their sporting director appointment right and perhaps want to task the new man with the job of finding Conte’s replacement.
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