Tottenham 'keen to re-hire Mauricio Pochettino and have already sounded out Antonio Conte to replace Nuno'

TOTTENHAM are already lining up replacements for Nuno Espirito Santo with Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte both on their radar, reports suggest.

Nuno has been SACKED from the club after just months in charge, following crisis talks by the Spurs board on Sunday.

And with Nuno out of the door Spurs are 'keen to re-hire Pochettino,' according to The Times.

Levy is also thought to have sounded out Conte, who has been linked with the Manchester United job.

Both Pochettino and Conte were wanted by Spurs after Jose Mourinho was sacked last year.

Former boss Pochettino, 49, is said to be far from happy with politics off the pitch at the Parc des Princes.

However his position in Paris is set to be determined by their Champions League run, with Les Parisiens currently unbeaten at the top of Group A.

Meanwhile talks with Italian Conte broke down in the summer after the 52-year-olds demands for financial backing were too excessive for Levy.


Nuno, 47, is the latest man to be sacked from Spurs after just five wins in ten Premier League games.

He was seen arriving at Tottenham's training ground on Monday morning for the final time.

Fans at the club turned on the Portuguese manager after just 17 games in charge.

Frustrations reached boiling point in the dismal 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United – with Nuno loudly booed and met with chants of 'You don't know what you're doing.'

There were also chants of 'We want Nuno out' as well as a blazing row between fans in the stands at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Chairman Levy will now be hoping he can convince either Pochettino or Conte to join the club after failing to land several other candidates in the summer.

Spurs confirmed the news this morning with a 92 word statement on their website.

Fabio Paratici, Managing Director, Football, said: "I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision.

“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We should like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future.”

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