Jose Mourinho sounded out by Tottenham as club SACK Mauricio Pochettino after five years as manager

Jose Mourinho sounded out by Tottenham as club SACK Mauricio Pochettino after five years as manager

Jose Mourinho has been sounded out by Tottenham over the possibility of becoming their new manager.

talkSPORT understands the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager is firmly on Spurs’ radar after they axed Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday.

Mourinho has been working as a pundit but could he soon be back in the dugout at Tottenham?
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Mourinho has been out of management for 11 months, having been sacked by United in December 2018.

While the Portuguese failed to turn United back into title challengers and has been axed from his last three jobs, he boasts one of the best records of any boss in world football, having won every major club honour in the game.

He has been working for Sky Sports on their Premier League coverage this season but is seeking a return to management and the Spurs job appeals to the 56-year-old.

Bookmakers have already installed Mourinho as the heavy favourite to succeed Pochettino, with chairman Daniel Levy keen to make a quick appointment.

Massimiliano Allegri, Eddie Howe and Julian Nagelsmann are others in the running for the role. Mourinho, though, appears well poised to make a sensational return to London.

The self-styled Special One had two spells across the capital with Chelsea, winning three Premier League titles with the club.

He was wanted by Spurs in 2007 when he first departed Stamford Bridge, but opted to head abroad instead.

Mourinho has had difficulties in his previous three managerial posts, at Real Madrid, Chelsea and United, making acrimoniously departures from each of the clubs.

His CV, however, shows he brings trophies wherever he goes – having won titles and cup competitions in England, Italy, Spain and Portugal, as well as the Champions League.

Mourinho has been sacked from his last three jobs but has won trophies across Europe
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Speaking to talkSPORT after Pochettino’s sacking was confirmed, former Spurs star Clive Allen backed Mourinho to take charge.

“I have no doubt that this decision has not been made hastily and there might be one or two suitors who they have in mind. One that comes to mind immediately is Jose Mourinho,” said Allen.

“Jose does it with his own individual style but he wins. That CV is hard to argue against.

“I think he will have to come in and know exactly what the brief is. Certainly that is the way Daniel runs the club. He will make him fully aware of that if it is to be Jose Mourinho.”

Danny Mills, the former England defender, also expects Mourinho to be the man who takes over at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

“Mourinho is the obvious candidate,” he said. “They haven’t won anything for a long time and Mourinho is a winner. He would bring silverware.”

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