Tottenham Hotspur’s lack of a manager has become such a drama that claims Nuno Espirito Santo has turned Spurs down in favour of Fenerbahce rippled through social media on Monday with some believability.

Gary Lineker even joined in, suggesting that after Nuno had turned them down, it was perhaps time for Tottenham to consider Jurgen Klinsmann more seriously.

The former Wolves manager had been repeatedly linked with the London club over the past few days, and then a claim came from Turkey of him potentially taking over at Fenerbahce.

Radyo Gol, which isn’t one of the bigger media outlets in Turkey, published an exclusive saying Espirito Santo was the most prominent candidate for Fener and a final meeting was set to be held on Monday.

That tweet came 19 hours ago and there’s been no real advance since. Since then, they haven’t mentioned the manager taking over at Fenerbahce, but have discussed the possibility of Slaven Bilic doing so.

Bilic is currently with Beijing Guoan, and the Chinese club currently don’t seem keen to let him go.

The Turkish sport media would be alive with hype if it was known Espirito Santo was taking the Fenerbahce job, especially if it was thought he was turning down Tottenham to do so.

HaberTurk list him as one of six potential candidates, and that’s really the gist in Turkey, without claims he’s on the verge of being announced.

What may have prompted all of this is Fener president Ali Koç in recent days saying there was potentially a ‘surprise’ on the way.

The manager was supposed to be announced on Monday, yet that’s now been delayed.