Tottenham to hold further talks with Luis Enrique over manager's job

Enrique is wanted by Spurs
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Tottenham Hotspur are ready to hold face-to-face talks with Luis Enrique over the possibility of becoming their new head coach, 90min understands.

Spurs are continuing their search for a permanent successor to Antonio Conte following his dismissal towards the end of March.

Conte's former assistant, Cristian Stellini, is currently in caretaker charge, but has won just one of his three games in charge this month. He openly criticised the mentality of the squad following Saturday's 3-2 defeat at home to Bournemouth, echoing sentiments from Conte's explosive final press conference before being sacked.

90min has previously reported that Enrique is someone Spurs would be interested in talking to regarding their vacancy, and following positive discussions with his representatives, they are set to sit down in person with the former Barcelona and Spain boss.

Enrique is happy to talk to Tottenham, though has also been interviewed by rivals Chelsea in recent weeks over their manager's job. Julian Nagelsmann has too held discussions with the Blues, and while he is on Spurs' radar, the German is currently unconvinced by the job in north London.

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Tottenham are also keen to speak to Feyenoord head coach Arne Slot, with the Rotterdam side on the cusp of their first Eredivisie title in six years.

Slot guided Feyenoord to the final of the Europa Conference League last season, but fell to Jose Mourinho's Roma. They are currently 1-0 up against the Giallorossi in the quarter-finals of this year's Europa League, with the second leg taking place at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday.

Spurs fans have loudly chanted the name of former manager Mauricio Pochettino at their last two home games. 90min understands there are no active discussions between the Argentine and the club over a reunion at this stage, though because of their storied history, it is unlikely that any re-appointment would require him to undergo a lengthy interview process.

Pochettino's long-term assistant, Jesus Perez, has stirred the pot over the last few months with a series of cryptic social media posts either teasing a return to Tottenham or supposedly indirectly reacting to club matters.

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany and Sporting CP's Ruben Amorim are two other names on Tottenham's shortlist of candidates.


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