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Report details Rafa Benitez and Max Allegri stance over Tottenham job

The Evening Standard have claimed that both Rafa Benitez and Max Allegri would consider a move to Tottenham Hotspur if Daniel Levy chooses to approach either of those two out-of-work managers this summer, to replace Jose Mourinho.

Spurs are still yet to replace Mourinho who has since signed a three-year deal with AS Roma. Ryan Mason remains in interim charge but of his four games in charge, he has lost twice – a Carabao Cup final against Man City, and then to Leeds United.

Benitez is out of work after a stint in the Chinese Super League with Dalian Yifang, but boasts the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Liverpool and Chelsea on his shortlist. Allegri, meanwhile, won five consecutive Serie A titles as Juventus manager.

The report states that both Benitez and Allegri ‘would consider an approach’ from Tottenham as they look to get back into football management. It would be Benitez’s fourth spell in England, while it would be Allegri’s first.

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TBR’s view – Benitez and Allegri good appointments?

The downfall of Mourinho was largely because of his defensive approach, but with a Tottenham defence that are particularly woeful. Take Sunday’s defeat to Leeds, Eric Dier was at fault for all three as Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds eased to a 3-1 win.

Benitez is hardly any different. The Spaniard would also like a big transfer budget to play a similar way to Mourinho and having last managed Newcastle and in China, he should be avoided. Allegri is a better candidate, but hardly the best option.

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