Jose Mourinho open to speaking to Spurs after Mauricio Pochettino is sacked

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO is open to meeting Tottenham about becoming their new manager.Former Manchester United boss Mourinho is one of the leading candidates to succeed Mauricio Pochettino who was sackedtonight just five months after leading the club to the Champions League final.3Credit: Getty – ContributorSunSport understands at this stage no formal contact has yet been made between Spurs and Mourinho.But the 56-year-old would be willing to sit down with chairman Daniel Levy and discover if it is the next challenge he hasbeen waiting for.Mourinho has been out of work since leaving Manchester United 11 months ago – and has snubbed a series of offers waitingfor the right opportunity he feels will keep him competing at the top of the game.The Tottenham job is thought to be one such position that would seriously excite him, though Spurs may need to provideassurances Pochettino’s departure would not lead to a break up of the squad in place.3 Ladbrokes have Jose Mourinho as the overwhelming favourite for the job3It was revealed last month that Mourinho is keen to set history by becoming the first manager to lead three differentclubs to the league title or major European trophies.Both Spurs and Arsenal have the pedigree and potential to give him that opportunity, and it helps that he would not have to move away from London which has become his home over the past five years.Poch was sacked with Spurs sitting 14th in the Premier League table, having won just three of their 12 matches so far this season.As well as Pochettino, his coaching staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have also been relieved of their duties.Chairman Daniel Levy issued a club statement, where he said: “We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste.“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.“It falls to the Board to make the difficult decisions – this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff – but we do so in the Club’s best interests.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him“Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history. I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us.”I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”last_img read more