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Tottenham identify two potential Jose Mourinho replacements

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Tottenham identify two potential Jose Mourinho replacements as pressure mounts on boss

Jose Mourinho is under the immense pressure of getting desirable results for Spurs since the club management is looking for potential replacements for him.

Spurs began the season well but later lost focus. They have lost four of their last five matches, picking only 16 points in 14 games.

Mourinho was lauded for his side’s performances back in December when Tottenham topped the English Premier League table. His tactics now seem not to work since they have continued to record poor performances.

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The Tottenham board is considering to replace Mourinho since he has failed to get the desired results. According to The Daily Mail, the club chiefs have identified two potential replacements.

Their continued poor form has seen them drop to the ninth position in the Premier League table, after losing 3-0 to Pep Guardiola’s side Manchester City.

Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers are two potential replacements for Mourinho as reported by the Daily Mail.

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Leicester under Brendan Rodgers

Tottenham identify two potential Jose Mourinho replacements as pressure mounts on boss
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Since Leicester won the Premier League under Ranieri, they have become a top Premier League club on and off the field. Leicester are currently third in the Premier League table just seven points behind leaders, Man City.

Nagelsmann, on the other hand, was recently branded the best upcoming coach worldwide after taking Leipzig to the Champions League semi-finals last season.

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Tottenham to pay a price if they sack Mourinho

Mourinho is one of the highest-paid coaches in the world, pocketing £15m per year. Sacking him will cause a setback for Tottenham’s finances.

Daniel Levy, Spurs Chairman, hoping the former Chelsea and Man Utd manager’s performance will improve to avoid losses.

According to Jamie Carragher, Tottenham will not finish in the top four under Jose Mourinho, and they would have done far much better under Mauricio Pochetino.

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He said:

“Now, it’s not about proving me right or wrong, I do worry for Tottenham as I don’t think they are good enough for top four, I don’t think they will get top four because of that reason,” he told Sky Sports.

“I think what Pochettino did, Pochettino was criticised for not getting a trophy and I can get that.

“But when we think of Tottenham and trophies, let’s be honest about it, we never think of Tottenham for the league or the Champions League.

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“We think in every 10 years they might win an FA Cup or a Carabao Cup.”

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Rangers fear major exit for ‘key’ player wanted by clubs abroad

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Scott Arfield has been a vital part of the Rangers team since joining in 2018, and his current form, especially after van Bronckhorst took charge, is nothing short of exemplary.

The 33-year old Scottish-Canadian’s display is on a high now, and he recently helped his side’s win against Livingston with his “unbelievable” (according to Richard Foster) 75th minute goal.

He is a must-keep, but according to transfermarkt, the reigning Scottish champions risk losing him and other senior team members, including Steven Davis and Allan McGregor, in the summer following contract expiry.

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The Mirror’s print edition reported that the Gers fear letting their No. 37 go in exchange for nothing, given that USA clubs have their sights set on the midfielder, and his contract is only months away from expiry.

Money included or not, Scott’s departure could be a big blow come next season since he now practically determines Rangers’ performance (the one time he didn’t play after Gerrard’s exit is the only time Rangers dropped points.)

Hopefully, Rangers will consider holding talks to fight for the former Huddersfield Town’s contract extension, and he (Scott) is willing to stay in Scotland and at Ibrox, otherwise the double loss in terms of money and talent could hugely affect the Gers next season.

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Hamilton and Mercedes give outgoing Bottas an exciting ‘little’ parting gift

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After replacing retired Nico Rosberg at Mercedes in 2017, Valterri Bottas has had a rather successful five seasons and though he didn’t manage any championship triumph, the Finn has a good number of wins to his name, most of which came in handy for the team.

Before the end of last season though, he was confirmed to race for Alfa Romeo onwards, while 2018 FIA Formula 2 champion, George Russell would leave Williams to form an all-British Mercedes team with seven-time champion, Lewis Hamilton.

Before his departure, his previous family (Mercedes) went all out to give him a parting gift, and their choice isn’t what most of us would have thought.

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While they would have thought of anything else, they went for something that perhaps meant more for both sides, his first Mercedes winning car.

“They had a little surprise when I came to the factory on the last day,” said the 33-year old about the not so ‘little’ surprise. “…my first winning car in 2017,” revealed Bottas on his podcast.

The 2021 championships 2nd runners-up takes a step forward as a leader in his current team from his previous supportive role and Alfa Romeo will be counting on his experience with the current constructors’ champions to improve on their last season’s 9th place.

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Hopefully, having his first win’s car from his former team will push him towards a better performance.

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Liverpool win race for £50m Porto star

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Liverpool are preparing a late £45 million bid for Porto striker Luis Diaz, who is also being pursued by Tottenham.

The Colombian winger was Jurgen Klopp’s first option for the summer transfer window, but due to Spurs’ significant interest, Liverpool have hastened their preparations.

Liverpool is thought to be proposing an initial £37 million, plus bonuses, which will only be activated if Diaz is a major success at Anfield.

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Tottenham has been in discussions with Porto over Diaz, reportedly willing to spend up to £46 million for the player.

Spurs are reportedly willing to pay £37.6 million upfront for Diaz, with an extra £8.4 million in performance-related add-ons, according to reports in Portugal.

Spurs have already appeared to miss out on Wolves attacker Adama Traore, who appears poised to return to Barca on loan, and missing out on Luiz would be another major blow this month.

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It is unclear whether Diaz will move to Anfield this month or wait till the end of the season. In 18 outings for his current club this season, he has managed to score 14 goals.

Sky Sports reporter Vinny O’Connor:

“Obviously, it’s far from done and could easily come to nothing.

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“However, Liverpool view this as an excellent deal if it gets completed – very much close to a Diogo Jota-type fee. Also, it is far better value than the original €60m asking price.

“Diaz was Jurgen Klopp’s first choice for the summer, but they have brought those plans forward because it was clear if Liverpool didn’t act this window, the player would move on.

“This isn’t done and could yet collapse – the player is in Argentina with his national team, so it will be far from straightforward to complete the deal.

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“However, if it does get done, it’s a big coup for Julian Ward, who is to succeed sporting director Michael Edwards in the summer. It was a deal in which Ward lead for the first time, but it is fair to say he’s been supported strongly by Edwards who put together the strategy to secure the player this month.”

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