Report: Daniel Levy set to hold talks with Paratici’s leading choice for new Spurs manager

The Evening Standard have revealed that despite Fabio Paratici is currently being on a leave of absence, Tottenham Hotspur are set to make advances towards the Italian’s top managerial choice, Luis Enrique.

On Monday, we covered a report from The Telegraph, which revealed that Spurs were set to hold talks with Enrique about replacing Antonio Conte at the helm.

The outlet explained that the Spaniard had already held face-to-face talks with Chelsea and he could now be set for an interview with their London rivals since the Lilywhites are set to reach out to him.

The report also suggests that the former Barcelona boss is keen on taking over a job in the Premier League having been out of work since leaving his role as the boss of the Spanish national side in December following their shock early exit at the 2022 World Cup.

The Evening Standard have confirmed that Tottenham are expected to make contact with Enrique regarding their managerial vacancy.

The publication reveals that the recently departed Spain boss is Paratici’s ‘leading choice’ to take over from Conte.

However, with the 50-year-old now on a leave of absence from the north Londoners until the appeal for his worldwide ban is heard on Wednesday, it is said that Daniel Levy is ‘taking charge’ of the search, with the Spurs chairman set to ‘take the lead’ in talks with Enrique.

Enrique revealed last month that he was keen to manage in the English top flight, telling Cadena Ser radio: “I follow above all the Premier [League] because I would like to go to England to work,”

“I wouldn’t go to any team but to one that could do important things, which greatly reduces the number. I don’t put my hopes up, really, because there are many candidates.”

“I am lucky because my personal life fills me up,” he added. “That it takes longer, that no offers arrive, well, it is what it is. I would go to a team with possibilities. That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t work in Spain.

“There are several national teams that are looking for a manager. I don’t think I have the profile to guide a national team like that of Brazil.

“No one from Brazil has contacted me. I’ve had offers from national teams but not from clubs. I don’t rule it out. It would have to be a very, very powerful national team for me to accept.”

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I suspect that Tottenham would want to wait until Fabio Paratici‘s hearing before interviewing the candidates face-to-face as the Italian would be expected to lead the search if he is cleared of his charges and resumes his role as the managing director.

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