Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is considering Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as a potential replacement to Jose Mourinho, a report claims.
Despite still in only his first full season at Spurs, the pressure has mounted on Mourinho. Tottenham suffered a shock Europa League exit to Dinamo Zagreb and their top-four chances look slim. Indeed, Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United after wins for Chelsea, Liverpool and West Ham kept them seventh.
As such, defeating Manchester City in the Carabao Cup remains their only hope of winning silverware this term.
However, Mourinho has faced calls to leave regardless of whether he ends his club’s 13-year trophy drought.
Previous reports have outlined how Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is a firm target on Levy’s radar.
According to the Daily Express, though, the Spurs chief is also considering Wolves manager Nuno.
In fact, the newspaper says that Levy is a ‘major fan’ of the ‘charismatic’ Portuguese.
The 47-year-old enjoyed two solid Premier League seasons after guiding Wolves back to the Premier League.
He claimed two successive seventh-placed finishes, while reaching the Europa League quarter-finals last season.
This term, however, the serious head injury to star striker Raul Jimenez has proved a big blow. As such, they sit 12th and six points clear of 17th-placed Newcastle.
Nevertheless, Mourinho’s countryman has supposedly done enough to warrant a place on Levy’s radar.
Should Levy go for Nuno, he would make it a hat-trick of current Premier League managers brought to Spurs during his stewardship.
Harry Redknapp was the first, before Mauricio Pochettino moved from Southampton.
Mourinho planning Tottenham transfer overhaul
Further reports have outlined how Levy will give Mourinho another season regardless of how this campaign pans out.
As such, the manager has eyes on a summer overhaul to shape his team into more of his mould.
Mourinho could reportedly let six players leave with a Premier League goalkeeper one of their top targets.