Report: French club are considering move for manager linked with Tottenham

According to Foot Mercato, Marcelo Gallardo, who has been mooted as a target for the Tottenham job, has now emerged as a contender to take over at Marseille.

It has been widely reported over the last 24 to 48 hours that Ange Postecoglou has now emerged as the top contender for the Tottenham job (The Sun) while some other outlets have suggested that Luis Enrique and Ruben Amorim are also in consideration (Football Insider).

Ange Postecoglou
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On Thursday, it emerged that two Premier League bosses in Fulham‘s Marco Silva (The Telegraph) and Wolves’ Julen Lopetegui (90min) were also on Spurs’ shortlist.

Another out-of-left-field suggestion that has been put forward recently is Gallardo, with The Daily Mail suggesting a couple of days ago that the Argentine ‘could emerge as a late option’ for Tottenham.

If Foot Mercato’s latest update is to be believed, Marseille could now pounce for the former River Plate boss, who has allegedly been identified as a potential successor to Igor Tudor.

The report asserts that the 47-year-old has now shot up to the top of the Ligue 1 side’s wishlist as the French club’s hierarchy sees his style of play as a good fit.

Spurs Web Opinion

There have not been any serious suggestions from any publications that Gallardo is in consideration for the Tottenham job.

As far as I can tell, the clamour for the Argentine seems to be coming mainly from the fan base. 

The 47-year-old would be a considerably riskier appointment than any of the managers we have been linked with, including Postecoglou, given that he has not managed in Europe at all.

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