Report: 'Fantastic' Spurs-linked boss is wanted by Italian club, will find out this week if he's got the job
We’re now in June and still waiting to find out who could be the next Spurs boss.
Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho in April, with Ryan Mason taking the Tottenham reins until the end of the season.
Many coaches have been linked with the Spurs job, from veterans like Rafael Benitez to up-and-coming managers like Scott Parker.
Even Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as a potential target for a return to the N17 dugout.
Maurizio Sarri, one manager said to be in the running, is currently waiting to find out about his future.
In May, Football Italia claimed that the 62-year-old was in conversation with both Tottenham and Arsenal.
Sarri reportedly expected to move to Roma in wake of Paulo Fonseca’s summer departure.
However, former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho took the Giallorossi reins instead.
Now, Sarri could potentially take over at Roma’s bitter city rivals Lazio.
La Lazio Siamo Noi reports that Sarri is the club’s first choice, although they’ve also spoken to other coaches.
Vitor Pereira has apparently spoken to the Biancocelesti this week.
Now, the Lazio hierarchy should make a decision, with Sarri and the other applicants potentially finding out by the end of the week.
While Sarri may have split opinion during his time at Chelsea, plenty of his peers rate him highly.
Mauricio Pochettino, for example, told Radio CRC – as quoted by Tuttomercatoweb – in 2018: “Sarri’s football is fantastic and the best to watch in Europe.
“When I can, I try not to miss out on a single Napoli game!”
It remains to be seen whether Sarri returns to London, and whether Spurs fans will warm to him.
That said, he’s certainly got plenty of experience, not to mention silverware and ability to take a team to the next level as he did with Napoli.
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