Spurs: Mourinho admits final result before sacking 'not good'
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Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Maurizio Sarri as a potential replacement for Jose Mourinho. Spurs parted ways with Mourinho after just 17 months in charge on Monday, with Ryan Mason announced as interim head coach for the remainder of the campaign.
Now, according to a report from Italian outlet Calciomercato, Tottenham are interested in making Sarri their next manager.
The report claims the club have already contacted his agent Fali Ramadani, who is said to have welcomed the approach.
Sarri, who spent a solitary season in charge of Chelsea, is thought to be keen on a return to the Premier League.
Roma, meanwhile, are also interested in the 62-year-old, who has been out of management since leaving Juventus last year.
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However, it is noted that Roma will need to move fast if they want to appoint Sarri because Spurs are ‘ready to swoop’.
Mourinho was sacked just six days before Tottenham’s Carabao Cup Final clash with Manchester City.
Club chairman Daniel Levy said of the decision: “Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a club.
“Jose is a true professional who showed enormous resilience during the pandemic.
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“On a personal level I have enjoyed working with him and regret that things have not worked out as we both had envisaged.
“He will always be welcome here and we should like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution.”
Former Spurs midfielder Mason, who was forced to retire from playing at the age of 26 after fracturing his skull in a game against Chelsea, will now lead the club when they visit Wembley on Sunday.
Chris Powell and Nigel Gibbs have joined his coaching staff as Interim Assistant Head Coaches, with Michel Vorm appointed Interim Goalkeeping Coach.
Club legend Ledley King will continue in his role as First Team Assistant.
Mason had been working as Spurs’ Under-19 manager and Levy hopes the club can achieve “a strong finish to the season.”
“We have great belief in this squad of talented players,” he said
“We have a cup final and six Premier League games ahead of us and we shall now focus all our energies on achieving a strong finish to the season.”
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