‘Wasn’t true’ – Defender claims manager was never going to join Tottenham

Tim Ream has insisted that there was no truth to the speculation linking Marco Silva with the Tottenham job during the summer.

There were a number of candidates who were mooted as potential replacements for Antonio Conte at Tottenham before the club eventually hired Ange Postecoglou.

The Australian was not really a popular choice among some sections of the Spurs fan base when the appointment was made, but he quickly became a fan favourite and has shown signs that he is the man to take the club back to the top table.

Silva was one of the managers reported as a target for Spurs in the summer, with The Telegraph claiming back in May that the Portuguese coach was part of the North London club’s three-man shortlist, alongside Postecolgou and Luis Enrique.

The 46-year-old ended up staying at Fulham and he signed a new contract at Craven Cottage last week.  Ream has now insisted that there was never a serious chance of him joining Spurs in the summer.

Fulham FC club badge on the corner flag
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: Fulham FC club badge on the corner flag during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Craven Cottage on August 30, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Marco Silva was never going to join Tottenham

The Fulham vice-captain told The American Dream Podcast: “When you’re not sure if the manager will be there past the summer, if he doesn’t sign a contract extension now, there’ll always be rumblings if managers get sacked at other clubs. 

“It happened over the summer with Tottenham when he was linked with that job through random sources which wasn’t true by the way. It puts everyone a bit more at ease.”

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Tottenham might have spoken to Silva in the summer as the club would have wanted to due their due diligence on various candidates before deciding on their top choice.

However, the Portuguese coach would not have been near the top of their list and at no point did he seemingly come close to getting the job.

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