Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Italiano is now thought to be on Tottenham Hotspur’s radar as their search for a new head coach continues.
Tottenham have been hunting for a new manager for two months now, since Antonio Conte left the club in March.
Ryan Mason is the Acting Head Coach until the end of the season and has just one game remaining until a full-time appointment is expected to be made.
A string of names have been linked to the role, but many have fallen by the wayside.
Julian Nagelsmann was a strong contender, but Spurs have reportedly decided not to speak to the German with regard to the vacancy (Evening Standard).
Feyenoord boss Arne Slot was thought to be the frontrunner of late, but the 44-year-old now appears to have decided to stay with his current club (Fabrizio Romano).
With options running out, it seems Spurs have moved down the list to look at alternatives, and Fiorentina’s manager is now a real possibility according to Gianluca Di Marzio (as relayed by Fiorentina.it).
Italiano has the Europa Conference league final to look forward to but has already been mooted as a possible candidate to replace Luciano Spalletti at Napoli. However, Spurs may provide competition for the 45-year-old.
Di Marzio told Sky Italia: “It’s inevitable that he will end up in the crosshairs of big clubs like Napoli.
“If De Laurentiis were to bet on Italiano, I would find it normal. I know he is also popular abroad.
“He is on Tottenham’s list. Many say that Italiano has a €10m clause, but there is no release clause to release him from Fiorentina.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Italiano has done a great job at Fiorentina and could end the season with a trophy.
A mid-table finish in Serie A is not quite as impressive, but it’s not much worse than what Spurs have achieved this season anyway.
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