Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini has, on Sunday, spoken out over the speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur.
Amid the widespread turmoil surrounding all matters Super League-related, one story slipped somewhat under the radar in England last month.
This of course came in the form of Tottenham’s decision to part ways with Jose Mourinho.
On the back of yet another damaging pair of points dropped at Everton, the board in north London came to the decision that the Portuguese no longer represented the right man to lead them forward.
In turn, an official statement regarding the matter was released on Monday, April 19th:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 19, 2021
‘So happy here’
Mourinho, for his part, has since swiftly found a new job, having agreed to take up the reins at AS Roma from the beginning of next season.
In north London, though, question marks surrounding the bench remain.
Ryan Mason has of course been installed on an interim basis for the remainder of the campaign. The ex-midfielder’s chances of securing the job on a permanent basis, though, look slim.
In turn, ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, Daniel Levy and co. are expected to target another high-profile tactician, to lead a concerted push towards establishing the club as a permanent member of the Premier League’s top-4.
To this point, the likes of Brendan Rodgers, Julian Nagelsmann, Steven Gerrard and even ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino have been touted as potential arrivals on the bench in the capital.
But, this weekend, another of those rumoured to be under consideration on the part of the Lilywhites hierarchy has moved to distance himself from the position.
The manager in question? Gian Piero Gasperini.
Recent reports in the English media went as far as to suggest that contact had already been made with the Atalanta boss, ahead of an imminent Spurs proposal.
Speaking in the aftermath of his side’s 5-2 drubbing of Parma this afternoon, however, Gasperini assured that he remains fully focused on matters in Bergamo:
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 9, 2021
This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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