Tottenham Hotspur are set to enter face-to-face talks with Luis Enrique about becoming their new head coach.
Spurs continue their search for a permanent successor for Antonio Conte following his sacking at the end of March.
Conte’s former assistant Cristian Stellini is currently in interim charge but has won just one of his three games in charge this month. He was openly critical of the team’s mentality after Saturday’s 3-2 home loss to Bournemouth, echoing sentiments from Conte’s explosive final press conference before he was sacked.
90min previously reported that Enrique is someone Spurs would be interested in speaking to about his vacancy, and following positive conversations with their representatives, they are ready to sit down with the former Barcelona and Spain boss in person.
Enrique is happy to speak with Tottenham, although he has also been interviewed by rivals Chelsea in recent weeks about their manager’s job. Julian Nagelsmann has also been in talks with the Blues, and while he is on Spurs’ radar, the German is not sold on the north London job.
Tottenham are also keen to speak to Feyenoord head coach Arne Slot with the Rotterdam side on the cusp of their first Eredivisie title in six years.
Slot guided Feyenoord to the Europa Conference League final last season, only to lose to José Mourinho’s Roma. They are currently 1-0 up against the Giallorossi in this year’s Europa League quarter-final, with the second leg taking place at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday.
Spurs fans have loudly chanted the name of former manager Mauricio Pochettino in their last two home games. 90min understands that there are no active discussions between the Argentine and the club about a reunion at this stage, although due to his storied history, any re-election is unlikely to require him to undergo a lengthy interview process.
Pochettino’s long-term assistant Jesús Pérez has stirred the pot in recent months with a series of cryptic social media posts either teasing a return to Tottenham or allegedly reacting indirectly to club affairs.
Burnley boss Vincent Kompany and Sporting CP’s Ruben Amorim are two other names on Tottenham’s shortlist.