Tottenham Hotspur parted company with manager Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday evening after five-and-a-half years in charge.
While it took Daniel Levy less than twelve hours to get Jose Mourinho confirmed as the Argentine’s successor, it appears that there were other managerial considerations for the role.
The Sun claim that Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti was identified as a potential replacement for Pochettiino but it was believed that the Serie A side would want to keep hold of him until January whilst also demanding a hefty fee to release him from his contract.
Mourinho was available as a free agent after leaving Manchester United in December of last year.
In recent seasons, Napoli have challenged Juventus for the Serie A title but have struggled during the current campaign and find themselves down in seventh place having won just five of their opening thirteen top flight matches.
Mourinho secured Tottenham’s first away win in a competitive fixture since January with a 3-2 win at West Ham United on Saturday.
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