Tottenham Hotspur set to rival Chelsea for former Spain manager Luis Enrique

Tottenham are reportedly set to rival Chelsea for the potential appointment of former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique.

The 52-year-old is currently out of work and makes sense as someone who’s attracting plenty of interest after his success at Barca and a decent spell with the Spanish national side as well.

Enrique is now keen on a job in the Premier League and Spurs are apparently set to contact him, while he’s also already had an interview with Chelsea, according to the Telegraph. With both clubs having had their managers sacked recently, Graham Poteer and Antonio Conte respectively. 

It was understood Enrique was in London earlier this month to speak to Chelsea chiefs after they sacked Potter just seven months into his rein.

However, it’s also been reported by Talksport, Enrique was frustrated after Todd Boehly’s decision to make Frank Lampard Chelsea’s interim boss as he felt ready to take the job straight away.

With this in the picture, Tottenham has been rumoured to be keen on the managerial situation at the West London side and are looking poised to try and tempt the 52-year-old manager to take over from Antonio Conte.

Conte parted ways with Tottenham at the end of March after launching a public attack on the players, with assistant while Cristian Stellini placed in charge until the end of the season.

Enrique has been out work since leaving his role as Spain manager after the World Cup last-16 exit to Morocco in December.

He spent four years in the job and previously guided Barcelona to Champions League glory, as well as two LaLiga titles.

A report from caughtoffside, also mentions Tottenham’s interest in Julian Nagelsmann, another big name who has been targeted by Chelsea, so it could be that whoever wins the race for one of them will also end up having a big influence over which one gets the other job.


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