Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked as the manager of Tottenham, with José Mourinho Favorite to be his replacement.
Mourinho, who has been out of work since his dismissal by Manchester United last December, has made little secret of his desire to return to the Premier League.
Daniel Levy, the Spurs chairman, has opened talks with Mourinho, who has managed Chelsea on two occasions, with the discussions focusing on transfer budgets and the club’s vision for the immediate future.
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And Reports from Italy suggests a deal in principle has Been strucked with the Portuguese set to become the new spurs boss.
Pochettino, who oversaw year-on-year progress at Spurs after his arrival in 2014, culminating in the memorable run to last season’s Champions League final, had watched his fortunes slump after a difficult summer.
An Official announcement is expected in the next 24hours.