Tottenham manager update: Serial winner breaks silence on Premier League links, claiming ‘I would like to work there’

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Edy Reja Albania Coach Luis Enrique Credit: Alamy
Edy Reja Albania Coach Luis Enrique Credit: Alamy

Tottenham have seemingly been boosted in their hopes of bringing another proven top-level manager to north London after a major target broke his silence over a move to the Premier League.

Spurs have been linked with countless managers after their decision to cut their losses on Antonio Conte after the Italian endured a troubled end to his short stay at the club.

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Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason have been placed in charge for the remaining 10 games of the season, with their brief to secure a top-four finish and Champions League football again for next season.

However, all the talk is surrounding who will eventually take the job in the summer.

Former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has seemingly emerged as the frontrunner for the role after his surprise sacking last week.

Mauricio Pochettino is also well in the mix for what would be an emotional return to his old stomping ground, while current Italy coach Roberto Mancini is the latest name to be linked.

But one man who has been playing his cards close to his chest until now is Luis Enrique.

The Spaniard has been out of work since being sacked as Spain coach after the World Cup.

The 52-year-old was shown the door by his country after their shock last-16 exit at the hands of surprise package Morocco.

He has since emerged as a firm contender to take over from Conte in north London. And judging by his latest comments it looks like Enrique is more than keen on testing himself in the Premier League.

Speaking to Cadena SER, as relayed by Radio Marca, Enrique revealed that his next post could be in England.

He said: “I would like to go to England to work. I follow English football a lot, more than Spanish. It’s a very interesting league, I won’t hide it, I would like to work there.

“I won’t go to any team in the Premier League.”

Enrique set to pick next club carefully

Now that last comment appears to suggest he will be very picky in where he eventually ends up, and it remains to be seen whether he believes that Tottenham are a big enough fit for him, or whether he’s waiting on another job to emerge.

Off the pitch, there can be no argument that under Daniel Levy Spurs have become one of the most forward-thinking clubs in world football but on it, there remains some serious issues.

There are currently glaring needs across the playing squad, while Harry Kane’s future is once again up in the air and there is no guarantee of them being in the Champions League next season.

These are a number of things that Enrique, or anyone taking over the club, will no doubt consider. But at least it appears that the Spaniard is keen on testing his abilities in the English top flight.

Tottenham are back in action on Monday April 3 when they head to Everton in the Premier League.

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