Basel coach Murat Yakin admits he has held talks with Spurs [20 minutes]
Basel may not have qualified for the Champions League knockout rounds but two wins over Chelsea will likely have impressed Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Murat Yakin, who master minded a penalty shoot-out win over Spurs in the Europa League last season, has admitted today that he has held talks with the north London side about succeeding Andre Villas-Boas, according to Swiss website 20 minutes.
In October, Lazio were interested in bringing Yakin to Rome but he has denied any discussions with the Serie A side and revealed that there have been talks with Spurs.
Yakin is quoted as saying: “I had no contact with Lazio, but with Tottenham, yes.”
To add further fuel to the rumours, Tottenham Technical Director Franco Baldini was spotted at some of Basel’s Champions League games, where he was reportedly checking out the form of Egyptian right winger Mohamed Salah.
20 minutes add that Basel are going through a rocky spell after coming third in Group E of the Champions League.
Yakin’s contract expires at the end of the season which could make him a realistic candidate should Tim Sherwood fail to impress as Spurs interim coach.
If Yakin was to take over at White Hart Lane, there will be many comparisons with former Swiss boss Christian Gross who was appointed by Alan Sugar as Spurs boss in 1997 and only lasted nine months.
Watch Live Stream
- Spurs linked to Basel striker Breel Embolo, and why the story seems bogus [Sun]May 15th, 2016
- Basel are letting their fans vote for what they want next season’s home kit to look likeMarch 1st, 2016
- Basel reject €27m offer from Wolfsburg for 18-year-old striker Breel Embolo [Kicker]January 26th, 2016
- Done Deal: Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal have signed Mohamed Elneny, he may play v Stoke (Video)January 14th, 2016
- Tottenham agree kit deal with Nike, far lower than Chelsea’s [Times]May 25th, 2016
- Barcelona have decided to release Spurs target Sandro Ramirez [Mail]May 24th, 2016
- LVG was trying to sign Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen before Man United sacked him [PA]May 24th, 2016
- Spurs have a verbal agreement to sign Sao Paulo striker Jonathan Calleri, claims dad [Yahoo Brasil]May 23rd, 2016