Uncertainty over who will be on the bench for Tottenham next season persists as a disappointing campaign for the club nears its conclusion.
Tim Sherwood remains unlikely to be kept on as manager, whilst the future of first choice candidate Louis Van Gaal is the subject of conflicting reports.
On Friday a new name was thrown into the ring, that of former AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Allegri - who led the Rossoneri to the Serie A title in his first season at San Siro - was relieved of his duties in January with the club struggling in the bottom half of the table.
Corriere dello Sport have claimed that the 46-year-old has struck an agreement with Spurs and will take charge of the North London outfit on July 1.
The Italian newspaper’s contention has been met with surprise by many, but former coach Giovanni Galeone sees a hint of truth in the matter.
“The fact that Baldini, Tottenham’s general manager, is looking [to Allegri] for next season doesn’t seem like a story that’s fallen from the sky,” he told TuttoMercatoWeb.
“We are talking about the same general manager who only a year ago was trying to put him on the bench at Roma.
“Italian coaches are among the best in the world. Ancelotti and Mancini both did well in England, I don’t see anything bad.”
Baldini attempted to lure Allegri to the Stadio Olimpico during his final months at Roma before departing for Tottenham last summer.
Casting doubt over Allegri’s possible arrival at White Hart Lane, however, are previous reports that Baldini’s own future is less than secure.
The Italian has taken heat for his transfer dealings as a slew of Spurs’ high-profile signings have flopped this term. And it’s uncertain how much influence he still holds - or whether he’ll stay with the club going forward.
For now, Allegri’s reported appointment stands as unconfirmed, and it remains to be seen who will be at the helm next season with the task of improving Tottenham’s fortunes.