Tottenham have been sounded out by notorious super-agent Jorge Mendes over the possibility of replacing Jose Mourinho with Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, according to reports. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is on the hunt for a new manager ahead of next season, with Ryan Mason taking temporary charge until the end of the current campaign.
Mourinho was dismissed earlier this month after failing to steer the north London outfit back into the Premier League‘s top four.
Spurs have endured a torrid run of form since the turn of the year, with Levy seeing his side’s hopes of silverware fade away after initially making a strong start to the season.
The club will be forced to extend their wait for a major trophy into 2022, with Manchester City coming out on top in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.
With Mason not expected to replace Mourinho on a permanent basis, it remains to be seen which avenues Levy will explore in order to identify a viable successor.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann was believed to have been Tottenham’s priority target, but his decision to join Bayern Munich next season has poured cold water on any hopes of securing the 33-year-old’s services.
A number of other names have been linked with the vacancy, including Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers and Nuno of Wolves.
The latter is under contract at the Molineux club until the summer of 2023, but it seems as though he could be entertaining the idea of replacing his recently departed compatriot in the capital.
Nuno’s agent Mendes is keen to find him a new club, and has already approached Spurs to offer Levy the opportunity to seal the Wolves manager’s signature, according to The Sun.
The report claims that Nuno is seeking a move away from the west Midlands after seeing his reputation soar since taking the job in 2017.
Wolves have failed to push for a top-five finish this season, with the 47-year-old convinced that now is the right time to find a new challenge at a bigger club.
Their recent progress has been halted by injury problems and the loss of Diogo Jota to Liverpool in pre-season.
Nuno was reportedly close to replacing Mikel Arteta at Arsenal earlier in the season, before the Spaniard managed to rescue the club’s form over the festive period.
The former Porto and Valencia boss is also said to be keen on a return to La Liga, on the condition that he joins a club with the ability to compete in Europe.
Mendes has earmarked ex-Benfica manager Bruno Lage to take the Wolves job next season, suggesting that the wheels could be in motion with regards to Nuno’s potential Spurs switch.
The current Wolves boss was quizzed on the ongoing speculation last week but refused to provide any detail, highlighting the fact that he was only tied down to a new three-year deal in September.
“I have a contract,” Nuno told reporters. “It is my decision to sign a contract and that is what I want to say.
“When I make a decision like that there is no doubts in my mind. There are no doubts at all.
“I am going to be here on Friday at 8.30 in the morning to prepare our game against Burnley.”