Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri ‘could go’ to Tottenham this summer as they seek a replacement for Jose Mourinho.
That’s according to journalist Fabio Santini, who provides an update on Sarri today amid recent speculation linking him with Spurs.
Sarri has been out of work since leaving Juventus in 2020 but has been linked with a return to management this summer in both Italy and England.
Reports over the last few weeks have linked him with Tottenham, with those rumours likely to grow after Mourinho’s surprise departure yesterday.
Fabio Santini now provides an update on that front, stating that one competitor for the Italian coach may already be ruled out.
“I have two news about Napoli,” he told Il Processo, relayed by Area Napoli.
“I’m starting from the bad one: Maurizio Sarri, much loved by the fans, will not land in Campania.
“According to my information, the coach from Figline Valdarno could go to train in the Premier League at Tottenham.”
Things may not be quite that easy for Tottenham, though. Sarri remains highly thought of in Italy after his successful spell at Napoli, and that means he has suitors there too.
One of them is Roma, who are looking likely to part with manager Paulo Fonseca this summer and will need to find a replacement.
Sarri is believed to be high on their list, and according to Calciomercato.it he would prefer a move there than back to London.
They explain that Sarri’s agent, Fali Ramadani, is set to travel to Rome as part of a tour of Italy he’s undertaking for his clients.
He’s been ‘pushing’ for Roma to move for Sarri for some time, and if the manager had to choose, the Serie A side would be ‘top of the preferences’.
Sarri himself considers Roma’s squad to be ‘absolutely up to scratch’ with the only changes needed in the defence.
That would suggest he will choose them if it is a choice between the Italians and Tottenham this summer, should that become a thing at any point.