Tottenham latest, talks to take place over backroom staff, reported interest in Italian striker

A selection of the latest stories surrounding Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday evening.

New Tottenham Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino is to hold talks with the backroom staff over the next 48 hours according to the Daily Mail, with the futures of the men who worked under Tim Sherwood said to be unclear.

Goalkeeping coach Tony Parks will leave the club according to the report, with Pochettino bringing in Toni Jimenez whilst Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino are also said to have followed the Argentine coach from Southampton to White Hart Lane.

Les Ferdinand, Chris Ramsey and Steffen Freund’s futures at Spurs are all to be discussed.

There have been several former players calling for the new Head Coach to be given time, and one of them is Ossie Ardiles.

In an interview TalkSport, Ardiles said the aim is the Champions League but called for patience from the club’s fans, and if players that were brought in from last summer perform, there won’t be many additions needed.

He said: “He will be very successful if he can put Tottenham into a Champions League place. That will be the aim, certainly.

“There are going to be a lot of very, very strong teams next season but realistically that has to be the aim for Tottenham.”

The Metro is reporting that Pochettino would like to make Italian striker Mattia Destro one of his first signings at the club.

Destro scored 13 times for Roma last season as they finished second in Serie A, and Spurs are reportedly ready to make a £14m offer for the forward.

One man who is attracting interest from Italy is midfielder Sandro, with Napoli set to step up their interest in the Brazilian, according to the Daily Express.

The player’s agent, Luiz Paulo Chignall, is quoted saying: “He would like to play in Serie A, it is a very important championship but now we have to wait to know if he can leave Tottenham or not.”

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