Atalanta supervisor Gian Piero Gasperini approached to succeed Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur has inquired about Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini as they continue their search for Jose Mourinho’s permanent replacement, according to The Transfer Window’s podcast.
Ryan Mason has temporarily taken on the team and while he is reportedly being considered for the job, ideally Spurs would prefer someone with experience.
While Gasperini doesn’t fit the ‘young and dynamic’ model they’re looking for, his recent successes with Atalanta seem to have caught the attention of chairman Daniel Levy.
A leading agent in Europe informed the 63-year-old that Spurs was interested and reacted positively.
Gasperini plays possession-based football that prefers 3-4-3 formation and high octane press style, and the lure of managing in the Premier League could win him over to the job at Tottenham.
With Atalanta above its weight in Serie A despite a limited transfer budget, the seasoned manager could be the perfect man for the wise handover.
The former Inter Milan and Genoa coach was named Serie A Coach of the Year in 2019 and 2020 after leading his side to third place.
Atalanta is currently runner-up in Serie A and he could challenge Tottenham again for silverware and Champions League football.
North Londoners will happily appoint a manager who can do well in the top English league, and Gasperini has the potential to be one.
Roma manager Paulo Fonseca, who will replace Mourinho in Serie A, has also been reportedly offered to Spurs and more names will definitely appear in the coming weeks.
In other news, Arsenal have reportedly joined Spurs in the race for the former Chelsea manager.