Tottenham Hotspur are set to speak with Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim about their managerial vacancy, according to Portuguese news outlet Record.

The report claims that Amorim’s name is on the North London club’s shortlist of candidates to replace Antonio Conte this summer.

It is explained that the Spurs hierarchy are planning to speak to the Portuguese coach about the prospect of taking over in N17 at the end of the season, with the Sporting boss said to be open to the switch.

Amorim is reported to have ‘reserved a window’ to hear the potential offers that come his way alongside his agent Raul Costa while there is a release clause of €20m (£17.5m) in his current contract at the Jose Alvalade Stadium, which can be triggered only by foreign clubs.

His release clause will reportedly be slashed by 25 per cent to £13.25m (€15m) at the end of the season (Guardian).

The publication states that the 38-year-old will think hard about his future at Lisbon in the face of Spurs’ interest. It is suggested that Amorim might be tempted to move on from Sporting this summer, given the ‘tricky’ season that he and the club have had.

Chelsea, who are also on the lookout for a new manager following the dismissal of Graham Potter held talks with Amorim last month as part of their search (Guardian), with former Spurs favourite Mauricio Pochettino tipped to take charge of the Stamford Bridge outfit (Evening Standard).

Ruben Amorim

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Spurs Web Opinion

Ruben Amorim is a promising young coach and I was certainly impressed by Sporting when we played them in the Champions League group stages earlier this season.

He has built a reputation for playing attractive football while he has also been responsible for developing a whole host of talented youngsters, with former Spurs player Marcus Edwards having caught the eye since his move to the Portuguese giants.

However, despite Sporting’s exploits in Europe, they have not had the best of seasons domestically, which might put off Spurs from pursuing Amorim.

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