Report: 62-year-old would prefer Serie A job to taking over at Spurs

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Calcio Mercato have claimed that Maurizio Sarri would prefer to become AS Roma’s next head coach over taking control at Tottenham Hotspur.

Sarri’s name does not seem to be high on Tottenham’s wishlist at the moment, with reports indicating that the North Londoners have turned their attentions to the likes of Brendan Rodgers, Erik Ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick after Julian Nagelsmann agreed to join Bayern Munich.

However, sources from Italy have linked Sarri with the Spurs job, with Football Italia reporting a few days ago that the 62-year-old’s representatives had been contacted by the North London club’s hierarchy.

If CalcioMercato are to be believed, the former Chelsea boss is not particularly keen on taking over at Spurs and would prefer to replace Paulo Fonseca at the Stadio Olimpico.

The report reveals that the Italian coach is demanding a two-year contract worth €4.5m (£3.9m) at Roma, with the option to extend the deal by another year.

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Sarri would not be a particularly popular choice among Spurs fans and so this news will likely be met with a sigh of relief. While I did feel that Chelsea were harsh to sack the Italian after just one season, I do not expect the 62-year-old to be getting a big Premier League job anytime soon.

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