Inter Milan manager Walter Mazzarri could be a candidate to replace Tim Sherwood as Tottenham Hotspur manager next season, FootballDirectNews.com understands. Both managers are currently under pressure at their respective clubs and look unlikely to be there beyond the end of this campaign, with new owner Erick Thohir keen to bring in his own head coach since taking over at Inter towards the end of last year.
Mazzarri had previously done fine work with his former club Napoli, and is still highly regarded in the game despite a somewhat disappointing season at the San Siro, with the side currently in fifth place and 15 points off a Champions League place.
Tottenham also had hopes of gaining a place in Europe’s top club competition for next season, but have had a difficult time this year with many of their summer signings failing to settle, and with a managerial change in the middle of the season. Sherwood has not looked to be an improvement on his predecessor Andre Villas-Boas, and seems set to be replaced in the summer after only being handed a short-term deal by the north London club anyway.
Mazarri looks like he will be available, the owner wants a change, a European football insider said. “(Tottenham Technical Director) Franco Baldini knows him well and he is up there with their top candidates, I believe. “The likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Louis van Gaal are also believed to be in the frame at Spurs, while Inter have been linked with a return for their former manager Roberto Mancini. Watch Chelsea v Stoke on Saturday and Arsenal v Everton, West Ham v Liverpool on Sunday.