Tottenham close to José Mourinho deal after Mauricio Pochettino sacked

• Daniel Levy locked in talks with Mourinho
• Pochettino dismissed after dismal run of results

Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked as the manager of Tottenham, with the club already locked in talks with José Mourinho to be become his replacement. Mourinho, who has been out of work since his dismissal by Manchester United last December, has made little secret of his desire to return to the Premier League.

Daniel Levy, the Spurs chairman, has opened talks with Mourinho, who has managed Chelsea on two occasions, with the discussions focusing on transfer budgets and the club’s vision for the immediate future. Levy is a longstanding admirer of Mourinho and both parties now believe a deal for him to take over is close.

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This post written by David Hytner and Fabrizio Romano originally appeared on Football | The Guardian. Read the full post here.

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