Tottenham to appoint Maurizio Sarri odds SLASH after reported contact
The odds for former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri to join Tottenham this summer have PLUMMETED as the north London club search for Jose Mourinho’s replacement
- The odds for Maurizio Sarri to join Tottenham this summer have plummeted
- Reports on Tuesday indicated that Tottenham have made contact with Sarri
- Jose Mourinho was sacked on Monday, just six days before the Carabao Cup final
- Ryan Mason has been appointed the Interim Head Coach until the season end
The odds for former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri to join Tottenham this summer have plummeted after Jose Mourinho was sacked on Monday.
Mourinho was relieved of his duties just six days prior to Tottenham’s all-important Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday, with seven season-defining games remaining for the north London club as they look for a late surge into the top-four.
With Mourinho out of the picture, Ryan Mason was swiftly appointed as the Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season, and he immediately has a job on his hands with a Premier League encounter against Southampton on Wednesday night.
The odds for Maurizio Sarri to join Spurs this summer have plummeted after reported contact
Tottenham have already started their search for Mourinho’s replacement, however, with Football Italia just one of a number of outlets indicating that the north London club have made contact with Sarri’s representative Fali Ramadan.
And with growing speculation, the odds for the Italian to join Tottenham this summer have reduced from 20/1 at the start of the week to 4/1 now, as per Ladbrokes.
In fact, Ladbrokes now have Sarri as the second-favourite to succeed Mourinho, with Julian Nagelsmann remaining the most likely candidate at 11/4.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: ‘Big names are queuing up to permanently replace Mourinho at Spurs but as things stand it looks like it’ll be a two-horse race between Nagelsmann and Sarri for the role.’
Jose Mourinho was sacked on Monday with Tottenham seventh and five points off the top four
Sarri has been out of work since the end of the 2019-20 campaign, when he was sacked by Juventus after just one season in charge – despite guiding the Italians to a ninth straight Serie A title.
The former Chelsea boss was ultimately unable to prove successful in cup competition, however, with his side both knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16 by underdogs Lyon, and losing in the final of the Coppa Italia to Napoli.
Regardless, the 62-year-old – who won the Europa League during his sole season with Chelsea – has a number of clubs chasing his signature this summer, with Roma reportedly his preferred destination.
Meanwhile, Sarri is certainly not the only option available to Tottenham. Sportsmail reported on Monday that they have made contact with RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann.
The German 33-year-old, who stylistically is perhaps a better fit than the more possession-based, conservative approach of Sarri, is reportedly open to the move.
However, with two years remaining on his contract, and with a cost of up to £10million to secure his services, it may prove a difficult task – particularly with Bayern Munich also said to be interested.
Leicester manager has also been heavily linked with the Tottenham job in the last few days
Elsewhere, both Eddie Howe and Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers have been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham.
Rodgers has been a name on the Tottenham radar for a number of years, with the former Swansea manager linked with the north London club prior to their appointment of Andre Villas-Boas in 2012.
The 48-year-old, whose Leicester side sit third in the Premier League and have an intriguing FA Cup final against Chelsea to come, has already ruled himself out of the mix, however.
He said: ‘It’s football, there is always speculation around, every job which comes up there will always be different managers speculated to go in.
‘Tottenham is a fantastic club, it’s a huge club but my focus is here. I’m at a world-class training facility, the project we’re in here we still want to develop and have a lot of work to do.
‘I have a great connection with the players, the board and we have plans to keep progressing.
‘While I have the energy, the happiness and see that challenge continuing I’m very happy to be here. You can’t stop gossip but I don’t think about it.’
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