Tottenham Hotspur have been offered a current Premier League boss, according to fresh reports this week…
The Sun claim super-agent Jorge Mendes wants to take Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo to Spurs, and they report that he has made contact with the north London outfit over a potential switch this summer.
It could create a knock-on effect that’ll only benefit the Portuguese representative even further as he would then try to take Bruno Lage to Molineux to replace the 47-year-old ex-goalkeeper.
Mendes also brokered Matt Doherty’s £15m move to Spurs in August.
Lilywhites chairman Daniel Levy must approach this with serious caution as he risks a repeat scenario with Nuno.
There’s no denying that the Portuguese tactician has masterminded Wolves’ rise in the last few years, going from Championship promotion to the Europa League quarter-finals. And understandably, his reputation has skyrocketed, as a result.
Arch-rivals Arsenal came close to appointing him before settling on Mikel Arteta, according to The Sun’s aforementioned report, too.
The Midlands outfit have found life tough this campaign, drawing many a similarity to Spurs under Mourinho.
Both teams have endured defensive mistakes and problems, and both seem to rely heavily on that one talisman – Harry Kane in north London, and Raul Jimenez at Molineux.
In the Mexican’s absence, Wolves have lingered in mid-table and haven’t looked like repeating their European exploits once.
It wouldn’t be the first time that Levy gets stung by an infamous super-agent either as Pini Zahavi, who is thought to have a close relationship with the Spurs chairman, was the man to clinch the ‘Special One’ a whopping £15m-per-year, which was double the amount paid to Mauricio Pochettino, who guided them to the Champions League final in 2019.
Mourinho also walked away with a £20m compensation package, according to the Daily Mail, following his sacking two weeks ago.
Levy must remember that these representatives are looking out for their clients, rather than trying to help out Spurs, so this latest claim should be hugely worrying for the Hotspur faithful, who grew tired of Mourinho’s tactics and recently protested against the club’s ownership.
He’ll only risk opening a further can of worms if he trusts Mendes with this appointment.