Report: Manager who played for Spurs in 2000 has been ‘offered’ to the club

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According to a report in Calcio Mercato, Sergei Rebrov has been offered to Tottenham, who are continuing their search for a new manager.

The potential return of Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs has hit the headlines over the last few days, while Antonio Conte and Erik Ten Hag have also been mooted as potential candidates for the job.

It is unclear who the club are likely to move for, with both Pochettino and Conte also being linked with the Real Madrid job.

CalcioMercato have now claimed that Pochettino remains Spurs’ number one target. However, the club are said to be looking for alternatives should they fail to re-appoint the Argentine, who was sacked by Daniel Levy a year and a half ago.

One of those alternatives could be Rebrov, who spent four years at White Hart Lane as a player.

After completing a big-money move from Dinamo Kiev to Spurs in 2000, the former striker struggled to make the expected impact in the Premier League, netting just 10 goals in 60 appearances for the Lilywhites.

He subsequently joined West Ham in 2004 but failed to fare any better in Upton Park, scoring just once in 27 appearances.

However, the striker has enjoyed a solid start to his coaching career, winning three back to back Hungarian league titles since moving to Ferencvaros in 2018 (after previous stints in charge of Dynamo Kyiv and Al-Ahli).

It is suggested that the 47-year-old could now return to his old stomping ground as manager after being offered to Spurs.

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This is clearly a case of Rebrov’s representatives putting this rumour out there to raise his client’s profile and to generate more interest.

Despite the way things panned out for the Ukrainian at Spurs as a player, he remains a popular figure, even being considered a cult-hero among sections of the fan base.

However, his CV as a manager simply does not warrant getting a job at a Premier League club, let alone at one of the big clubs.

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