Jose Mourinho is monitoring Tottenham’s situation as he looks for a route back into management.
Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United last December, less than a year into a new contract that was due to run until 2020.
Spurs are among the clubs that appeal to the Portuguese manager. Real Madrid, coached by Zinedine Zidane, are another and Mourinho remains in contact and on good terms with club president Florentino Perez. Mourinho, 56, is prepared to bide his time and wait for the ideal opportunity. He has been working predominantly as a TV pundit and joined Sky ahead of the season.
He has declined offers at former club Benfica and a £90million proposal from Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande. He said: ‘I have to be patient and wait for the right opportunity and the right opportunity is one that is at the same size and the same level that I am as a manager. I have to wait for the exact right one.’