Alasdair Gold has ruled out Maurizio Sarri becoming Tottenham Hotspur’s next manager and played down suggestions that Nuno could take over, on his own Youtube channel.
Sarri was linked with the Tottenham job in Italy earlier this week, while the Express say that Wolves boss Nuno is on their radar.
But Sarri is apparently a name which is definitely not on Tottenham’s wishlist.
“There’s no truth in that, I understand, at all,” Gold said.
The Football London journalist did not refute the claims about Nuno so quickly.
But he did suggest that he would be surprised if Tottenham went for the Wolves manager, despite admiring him in the past.
“I saw Nuno was linked, that’s a strange one for me,” Gold added.
“Mourinho has very close links with Jorge Mendes the agent, and he’s the agent of Nuno.
“So that’s an odd link for me, in that respect, and also it’s a funny one – you know, he’s had a mixed season again. I don’t know whether it would be met with the most excitement by the Spurs fans.
“I must admit I haven’t heard too much on that one. I know he’s a manger Spurs have liked, but whether it’s the right time I don’t know.”
It is true that if Tottenham did go for Nuno it may not be the most exciting name to replace Jose Mourinho.
Spurs have been linked with the likes of Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers, who seem more appealing potential appointments on paper.
As it stands though Mourinho remains in charge, and if he does win the League Cup final later this month, he could yet relieve some of the pressure building on him.