Tottenham linked with Portuguese-based manager - the next AVB?

Sporting Lisbon

Spurs are being touted as a potential destination for highly rated Sporting Lisbon manager Leonardo Jardim, according to reports on the continent.

Tottenham’s trip to take on Liverpool this weekend will have a major say in just where they finish their season and could also have a major bearing on Tim Sherwood’s future with the club.

There have been plenty of experienced managers rumoured as having the potential to replace the retired midfielder should the North London side look to change it up, with another name added to the ever-growing list today.

Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias state that Spurs are keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon boss Leonardo Jardim, who has worked wonders with the underperforming club.

The Venezuelan-born coach has had spells with Braga and Olympiakos before taking over at the Estadio Jose Alvalade and has taken Sporting from sixth place last season to second this term – with a return to the Champions League in the offing for the historic club.

With Jardim still only 39, similarities with fellow youthful Portuguese coach Andre Villas-Boas will naturally be made.

The report states that Tottenham are joined by AC Milan and Marseille in monitoring Jardim’s progress ahead of the summer.

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