A report from Calcio Mercato indicates Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti is wanted by Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, and Newcastle United.
The former Inter Milan manager has been with Napoli since the summer of 2021 and is doing incredible things with the Italian side right now.
Napoli currently occupy the top spot in Serie A and have an 18-point lead over second-placed Inter.
It would take a miracle now to stop Napoli taking home the title this year, but the price of this success could well be that their manager ends up moving on to the Premier League in the near future.
It is thought Tottenham Hotspur are drawing up a shortlist of names to replace Antonio Conte, either at the end of the season or more immediately if the situation there gets any worse (Daily Mail).
The Italian even suspects he may be sacked before the campaign is over (Prime Video via Fabrizio Romano).
Spalletti has already been touted as a possible replacement at Tottenham (The Athletic) should Conte depart North London.
The latest report from Italy suggests there is indeed “concrete interest” in the Napoli boss, but not just from Spurs.
Despite an improvement in results of late, there is still thought to be pressure on Graham Potter at Chelsea (Express).
Meanwhile, Eddie Howe is doing a good job at Newcastle United, but Calcio Mercato claim the two London clubs and the Magpies all “think about” Spalletti in regards to taking the reigns.
Spalletti’s contract expires at the end of the season, though Napoli have the option for another year.
With nothing agreed just yet, all three clubs are “caressing the idea” of appointing Spalletti should they need a new manager.
Spurs Web Opinion
Spalletti is doing an incredible job at Napoli right now and would be an interesting continuation of Antonio Conte’s approach at Spurs.
If we want something different, Spalletti might not be the way to go, but if the no-nonsense, Italian style is what we want to continue, then Spalletti would be a great choice.
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