According to Football Italia, Arsenal have joined Tottenham Hotspur in the race for Italian manager Maurizio Sarri.
Spurs began talks with the former Juventus and Chelsea manager after Jose Mourinho was fired two weeks ago after contacting his agent Fali Ramadani to give him the chance to run the club from next season, and the Gunners have also reached out. to him as they prepare for life without Mikel Arteta.
Football Italia claim the Arsenal manager is expected to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season and it will be interesting to see how things go.
90 Minutes recently reported that Sarri applied for the Tottenham job and that the club has not yet rejected him.
He was also linked with AS Roma, but Mourinho is ready to take over from Paulo Fonseca this summer, and the former Napoli boss is now looking at a return to the Premier League.
Sarri won the Europa League in his only season with Chelsea and helped Juventus to the Serie A title the following campaign.
The 62-year-old is still in contract with the old lady until June 2022, and although they could have terminated his € 6 million a year before the end of last month by paying € 2.5 million, they chose not to do so.
Should Sarri reach an agreement with Spurs or Arsenal, he must free himself from the Juventus agreement, otherwise they can demand compensation for letting him go.
The Gunners’ only chance to play in the Champions League next season is by winning the Europa League, and if they do not and end up in the European rankings in the Premier League table, it could lead to Arteta’s dismissal.
Sarri has proven his tactical noise in his last three jobs and it will be interesting to see what dugout he is when the new campaign resumes.
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