Tottenham are in advanced negotiations with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte about becoming their new manager.
Chairman Daniel Levy and managing director Fabio Paratici are moving quickly to secure a replacement following Nuno Espirito Santo’s sacking on Monday after four months in charge.
Conte, 52, will hold face-to-face talks later on Monday, with an announcement possible as early as Tuesday.
The Italian left Inter Milan in May just weeks after winning Serie A.
He won the Premier League and FA Cup at Chelsea but was sacked in July 2018 after a disappointing second year in charge.
The former midfielder also managed Juventus from 2011-14, winning three Serie A titles, and took charge of the Italian national team from 2014-16.
Conte spoke to Tottenham on a number of occasions in the summer as the club looked for a replacement for Jose Mourinho.
However, no agreement could he reached at that stage and, after a difficult and lengthy search, the club went instead for Nuno.
That move proved to be disastrous and was terminated after just 17 games in a brief announcement from the club in the wake of Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by Manchester United.