According to The Sun, football super-agent Jorge Mendes has offered Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo to Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs parted ways with head coach Jose Mourinho last Monday and are looking for a replacement.
President Daniel Levy has placed Under-23 boss Ryan Mason in the interim charge until the end of the season, and his preferred candidate to replace the sacked Portuguese – RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann – has been ripped off by Bayern Munich.
Mendes has made contact with Tottenham as he seeks to offer them Espirito Santo.
The Portuguese agent is also working to bring former Benfica boss Bruno Lage to the Premier League to replace the 47-year-old at Wolves.
Espirito Santo led the Midlands side to promotion to the Premier League in their first season at the helm and helped them finish in seventh place in their first two top seasons.
He signed a new deal until 2023 last September, but Wolves struggled with that tenure and Mendes feels it’s time for his agent to move on.
He was on the hunt for a new Premier League club for Espirito Santo a few months ago, and the Wolves boss was reportedly set to replace Mikel Arteta earlier this campaign before Arsenal resumed form at Christmas .
Espirito Santo is also open to returning to La Liga provided there is a chance to compete in Europe, but Tottenham’s post could tempt him to stay in the Premier League.
Levy wants a manager who plays attacking football and is able to help Spurs develop their young players, and the Wolves boss has been doing both at Molineux since 2017.
While the Portuguese insisted ahead of his side’s 4-0 loss to Burnley that he was committed to Wolves and intended to see his current contract when asked about Tottenham ties, this could change in the coming weeks with Mendes’ intervention with Spurs management. search.
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