Report: Spurs, Mourinho in discussions to replace Pochettino

Andy Edwards

Representatives of Tottenham Hotspur and Jose Mourinho are heavily involved in negotiations for the Portuguese manager to replace Mauricio Pochettino, who was fired on Tuesday, according to a report from Sky Sports.

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Tottenham didn’t name an interim manager upon announcing Pochettino’s departure, leaving plenty of room for speculation that a permanent replacement had been lined up and could be appointed in short order.


Mourinho has been out of work since last December, when he was fired by Manchester United.

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Tottenham return to Premier League action this Saturday (7:30 a.m. ET, on NBCSN and NBCSports.com) when they’ll visit London rivals West Ham United.