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Spurs reportedly eyeing the one-time 'best manager in England', Fergie couldn't believe he was sacked

Spurs remain in pursuit of a new manager, two months after sacking Jose Mourinho.

Tottenham apparently came close to landing Antonio Conte and Paulo Fonseca, but failed to get either signature.

Former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is now apparently on Spurs’ radar.

Indeed, The Telegraph claims Tottenham have talked to Nuno over the vacant manager’s position.

This hasn’t gone down too well amongst some Spurs fans, concerned about his style of play.

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However, Tottenham are apparently eyeing several other managers too, added The Telegraph.

One of those is Roberto Mancini, the experienced Italian currently making waves with the Azzurri at Euro 2020.

The 56-year-old has turned a previously ailing Italy side into one of the tournament favourites.

Italy didn’t even make it to the 2018 World Cup, but now they’re unbeaten in 30 and have won all three Group A games.

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Mancini also has extensive experience at club level, having managed the likes of Fiorentina, Lazio, Inter Milan, Galatasaray and Zenit.

He enjoyed a successful stint in England with Manchester City, steering them to their first silverware of the modern era.

Mancini ended a 35-year drought by winning the 2011 FA Cup, before landing the Premier League title the following year.

“It was quite amazing”

The Italian ruffled a few opposing managers’ feathers in English football, and he certainly wasn’t lacking confidence.

“In the last 15 months I am the best manager in England,” Mancini told BBC Sport in 2013 amid a downturn in form.

Sir Alex Ferguson, who Mancini sensationally pipped to the 2012 title, lamented his eventual sacking in May 2013.

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“It was quite amazing,” the Manchester United icon told BBC Sport.

“He has won the FA Cup, been in the final, second in the league and won the league and it’s not good enough?

“I was surprised, but actually no, you can’t say you are surprised not with some owners today.

“You can’t be surprised, but I still don’t think it was right.”

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