Tottenham Hotspur’s search for a new manager hasn’t been successful so far, more than two months after sacking José Mourinho.

Earlier this month, Spurs reportedly came close to appointing Antonio Conte as their new coach.

The talks for the Italian, who left Inter Milan in May, collapsed and the situation forced the north London club to look at Paulo Fonseca. The Portuguese tactician is without a job after AS Roma relieved him from his duties at the end of last season.

Spurs’ efforts to chase managers with Serie A experience was partly down to Fabio Paratici, who was appointed as a director at the English club a week ago.

Having failed to sign Conte and Fonseca, Paratici made contact with Gennaro Gattuso, but the option was quickly discarded by Tottenham.

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According to Sport Mediaset, the Spurs chief has ‘identified the new possible coach’ and it’s Nuno Espírito Santo.

That’s about the only information mentioned in the report about Nuno, who stepped down as Wolverhampton Wanderers manager last month.

Both Nuno and Gattuso are managed by Jorge Mendes, and when discussing the latter with the super-agent, there’s a possibility of Paratici asking Mendes about the availability of the former Wolves manager… or being informed about it anyway.