Report: Spurs reject Baldini's offer to quit, as manager shortlist revealed

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It is believed that the Italian director of football offered to resign at the same time as Andre Villas-Boas, but this was rejected by Daniel Levy.

With Andre Villas-Boas axed last Monday, Tottenham’s search for a new manager is underway.

However, reports today are suggesting that director of football Franco Baldini also offered his resignation when the Portuguese manager was shown the door.

The Sunday Telegraph state that the ex-Roma chief’s offer was firmly rejected by Daniel Levy, who has now enforced the Italian to lead the search for a new head coach.

Baldini only joined Tottenham in the summer, and played a significant role in the club’s recruitment policy over the summer.

It now looks like he will be in charge of selecting a new manager, with three main names being linked with the vacant post today.

It is rumoured that Tottenham’s shortlist includes FC Basel’s Murat Yakin, ex-Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo and Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini.

The latter two would certainly be interesting appointments, as Spurs have just dismissed another manager who was also sacked by London rivals Chelsea.

Mancini had success in England by bringing Manchester City their first top-flight title in 44 years, but only signed with the Turkish outfit earlier this year.

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