Maurizio Sarri is warming up to replace Jose Mourinho as Tottenham boss, according to reports.
The Portuguese' future at Spurs has been called into question following a run of poor results and a series of outbursts against his own players.
Mourinho saw his side lose yet more ground on the top four this weekend after throwing away a 1-0 lead to lose 3-1 at home to his former club Manchester United.
And now, according to Rai Sports, the powers that be are already looking to possible replacements, with Sarri high on that list.
The Italian television channel reports that the north London club are looking at the former Chelsea boss and would ‘like him to replace Jose Mourinho'.
Rai Sports do, however, acknowledge that no formal approach has been made yet to the coach's agent, Fali Ramadani.
Sarri is without a club having parted company with Juventus last summer.
The same source also claims that Napoli are interested in bringing Sarri back to the south of Italy, with Gennaro Gattuso seemingly on his way out of the club.
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