Wolves boss Nuno ‘offered to Tottenham’ by agent Mendes to replace Mourinho

Jorge Mendes has reportedly approached Tottenham to broker a deal which would see Nuno Espirito Santo appointed as their new manager.

Spurs are searching for a new head coach after Jose Mourinho was sensationally sacked by chairman Daniel Levy just six days before their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, which they went on to lose 1-0.

The Sun report super agent Mendes, who ironically also represents Mourinho, has been touting Nuno’s services to the north London club as a potential replacement, amid doubts over his long-term future with Wolves.

The 47-year-old is one of the longest-serving managers in the Premier League, having guided Wolves to promotion in his first season in charge in 2018.

While he is under contract until 2023, it is claimed that Nuno could seek a new challenge with a club fighting for European football, with the West Midlands outfit lying 12th in the league table after a disappointing campaign.

The Portuguese had committed his future to the club before watching his side put in a dismal display in the heavy 4-0 home defeat to Burnley.

Despite that result, reports in the local press have denied any suggestion that Wolves are willing to allow Nuno to leave anytime soon.

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Ajax coach Erik ten Hag is currently the bookmakers’ favourite to succeed Mourinho after it emerged potential candidate Julian Nagelsmann had agreed to take over at Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

Former midfielder Ryan Mason, who had been working as an Under-18s coach, has been placed in temporary charge until the end of the season.

However, it is believed that Mason, 29, may only be a short-term solution as it is his first senior managerial position.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, Maurizio Sarri and Rafa Benitez — both of whom have previously managed Chelsea — have also been linked with the vacant post.

Spurs are currently seventh in the Premier League standings, some five points adrift of Chelsea in the battle for Champions League qualification.

They missed out on silverware last weekend when Manchester City overcame Mason's side in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.

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