Report: Spurs-linked manager travelled to London for talks with the club

Luis Enrique is thought to have travelled to London for talks with Tottenham Hotspur regarding the vacant managerial role at the club, and is also speaking to Chelsea too.

Spurs are in search of another new permanent manager after parting ways with Antonio Conte 16 months into his tenure at the club. Cristian Stellini is in charge of first-team affairs until the end of the season.

Luis Enrique
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Chelsea are also without a manager once more, after sacking Graham Potter recently.

The promising young coach lasted less than a season in charge at Stamford Bridge, with results leaving Chelsea outside the top ten in the Premier League.

Former Spain and Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has been mooted as a top candidate for the Spurs role for a while now by multiple outlets (The Evening Standard and The Athletic).

It was thought Enrique dropped down the list when Julian Nagelsmann became available, though (Daily Mail).

However, Enrique is also believed to be on Chelsea’s radar (Fabrizio Romano). Now, it appears the two London sides will battle it out in the negotiation room for the experienced coach.

According to sources at Football Insider, Enrique has made the trip to London recently for talks with both clubs.

The 52-year-old has apparently “had a meeting with club officials” at Tottenham Hotspur with regards to taking over as manager there.

It is suggested that Enrique is “keen to manage a Premier League club” after his time in international football.

Spanish outlet Marca recently claimed Enrique was in London to discuss terms with Chelsea, too.

However, the Blues appointed Frank Lampard as interim manager this week until the end of the season.

Spurs Web Opinion

I’d be keen to see what Luis Enrique could do for us.

He did a good job with a Spain side who were very much in transition from their golden era, and there’s a chance he could do the same with a rebuild project at Spurs.

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