May 8, 2021

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Tottenham face Italian miracle worker as he struggles to succeed Mourinho


Reports claim that Tottenham have identified Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini as a possible permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho.

Spurs are looking for a new boss after the Portuguese tactician was fired on April 19. It has not taken too long for the former Chelsea boss to find his next club as he will lead Roma from next season. And it could be a Serie A coach moving into the London Stadium excavation in 2021-2022.

Ryan Mason is currently working in a caretaker role and is in the frame of the permanent position. But according to Transmission window podcast, the north Londoners have already contacted the 63-year-old Gasperini.

It is said that a ‘leading’ European agent has spoken to the former Inter and Palermo tactician. And his response was reportedly positive.

Many names have been put forward as opportunities to take the job, with Brighton boss Graham Potter mentioned. But even though he’s not a fowl, Gasperini is football style would please the fans.

The former Genova coach favored a 3-4-3 lineup and likes his players to maintain possession. After guiding Atalanta to third in the last two seasons, they are currently in second place and need to qualify for the Champions League.

It is unlikely he will want it with Spurs’ next term, but the lure in the Premier League is strong.

Gasperini could be the ‘Levy-type’ manager

Gasperini has achieved miracles with Atalanta on a limited budget and it fits the Tottenham form. Daniel Levy has never been one to be too free with his expenses and it seems to continue.

The pandemic means that the economy is tight throughout football, and a clever operator in the transfer market fits the bill. He has an excellent 53% win with La Dea and was a Serie A coach in 2019 and 2020.

There are many positive things about his potential appointment, but other names are in the frame. Roma manager Paulo Fonseca is reportedly another man on the shortlist.

The 48-year-old will be available in the summer with Mourinho replaces him at the Stadio Olimpico. He made his name in Shakhtar Donetsk and won the Ukrainian Premier League in each of his three seasons at the Donbass Arena.

With a stint at Braga, he also has decent credentials, and Levy has a hard job on hand this summer.

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