TOTTENHAM have made contact with former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri to take over from Jose Mourinho, according to reports.
Mourinho, 58, was sacked by Spurs just six days before the Carabao Cup final in a shock move on Monday.
Academy product Ryan Mason, 29, has been put in charge until the end of the season, becoming the youngest manager in Premier League history.
Mason masterminded an impressive comeback as Gareth Bale and Son Heung-min ensured he won his first game 2-1 against Southampton.
But Tottenham have already begun their search for Mourinho's permanent replacement – set to take over ahead of the 2021-22 season.
RB Leipzig chief Julian Nagelsmann is the early favourite to take charge in North London.
But Football Italia claim Spurs are making a move to bring ex-Chelsea chief Sarri, 62, back to the capital.
It's said Daniel Levy and Co have reached out to Sarri's representative Fali Ramadani to offer him the job from the summer.
The Italian boss has been out of work since being sacked by Juventus in August following yet another underwhelming Champions League campaign in which they were KO'd by Lyon in the last-16.
Sarri is still technically under contract at the Serie A giants until the end of next season.
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It will cost Juve £2.2million to terminate the deal a year early.
Tottenham won't have a straight run at Sarri, though – despite odds on him moving to North London being slashed.
It's believed a host of Italian clubs, including Roma, are keen on the former Napoli boss.
There's also the issue of fans welcoming him to the club given his history at London rivals Chelsea.
Sarri took charge of the Blues in 2018-19, helping them win the Europa League, while leading them to third in the Premier League and to the Carabao Cup final, where they lost to Manchester City.
The Italian won the Serie A title in his only season at Juve, but his European shortcomings ultimately led to his sacking.
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