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Tottenham chief Daniel Levy issues Nuno Espirito Santo with Harry Kane demand

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has reportedly told new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo he needs to build his new-look side around Harry Kane this summer, and that the forward will not be sold despite interest from Manchester City.

Kane continues to be linked with a move away from north London this summer.

The 27-year-old still has three years to run on his contract at Tottenham, but is believed to have told the club he wants out.

City are eager to sign him, with reports suggesting they’ve already tabled a bid in the region of £100million – with additional players included to keep the costs down.

However, Levy is adamant he won’t sell his star man, and is even more reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival.

Spurs are currently going through a rebuild following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, with Santo being officially unveiled as their new head coach last week.

And the new boss is said to have been given assurances that Kane will be a part of the squad for next season.

The Sun claims Levy has told Santo to build his team for next season around the England captain, and that Spurs have slapped an asking price of £150m on the forward.

Kane, who is currently away on international duty, is set to return to north London following the conclusion of England’s involvement in Euro 2020, and is set to discuss his plans with the club then.

Kane was asked earlier in the week about Santo’s appointment but was seemingly unwilling to give much away, instead choosing to shift the focus back on the national team.

He said: “Whenever a new manager comes in, I guess there’s a level of excitement around the club.

“Obviously I’ve not been there and not had any contact with him. I’m away with England now and my full focus is on here. Hopefully, we’ve got a week left.

“He’s a great manager and did a great job at Wolves and got them playing a really good way.”

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Peter Levy responds to viewers annoyed by Look North Euros disruption

Stalwart BBC presenter Peter Levy has responded to viewer grievances about the disruption to the BBC Look North schedule because of Euro 2020.

The Look North anchor, 65, took to Twitter last night to respond to one regular viewer and confirmed that “it’s going to be a bit all over the places for a few weeks”.

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He promised viewers: “I’ll keep you posted on air and on here.”

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In the original complaint the viewer said that coverage of the Euro 2020 “messes up tv dinner watching local news at 18.30” leaving their routine in tatters.

The complainant suggested that most households now have access to BBC Wales where they believed the match should be shown so the BBC could “leave us all to enjoy fish and chips, on a comfy sofa at our usual time.”

In a sympathetic reply, Peter Levy wrote: “Yes sorry about timings, it’s going to be a bit all over the places for a few weeks.

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“I’ll keep you posted on air and on here. Tomorrow night is 7 55pm.”

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Disruption to regular broadcasts is also to be expected on Friday (18 June) when Croatia face the Czech Republic at 5pm on BBC One.

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Tottenham offer Antonio Conte blockbuster contract as Daniel Levy makes transfer promise

Inter already have a replacement lined up should Conte leave with Simone Inzaghi said to be the club’s first choice.

If Conte does take over at Tottenham, Levy will no doubt be hoping he can repeat his heroics from his time at Chelsea.

The often-animated coach took over at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea had finished 10th the season before.

He made some drastic changes to the system at Chelsea, choosing to play three at the back, and it ultimately led the Blues to their second Premier League title in three years.

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Tottenham chief Daniel Levy sets stance on Nuno becoming next Spurs boss after Wolves exit

Tottenham will not pursue Nuno Espirito Santo although the Portuguese coach will leave Wolves at the end of the season. It was confirmed on Monday that the manager’s four-year Molineux stint will end after this weekend once Wolves conclude their Premier League campaign against Manchester United.
And the 47-year-old former Porto boss, who only signed a contract extension with Wolves to stay until 2023 back in September, has immediately been linked to Spurs.

The north London outfit are yet to name their permanent successor to Jose Mourinho who was sacked in April before the Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City.

Ryan Mason has been the temporary stand-in for Nuno’s countryman since then but the 29-year-old is not expected to get the job permanently.

Brighton’s Graham Potter and Erik ten Hag at Ajax, who recently signed a new deal of his own, are among the exciting attack-minded coaches on Spurs’ radar.

Julian Nagelsmann had been a high-profile target but the young German has confirmed he is leaving RB Leipzig to take over at Bayern Munich once this season ends.

Yet while Nuno has now become available and would be a hassle-free appointment, he is not in Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s sights, per reports.

Football.london say the Wolves manager has never been looked at by the Londoners and that even though they are still yet to name Mourinho’s replacement, Nuno is still not in contention.

Nuno has been in charge of Wolves since 2017 and enjoyed huge success in the Midlands, taking them to the Championship title in 2017-18.

Named the LMA Manager of the Year that same season, Nuno went on to take Wolves to back-to-back seventh-placed finishes in England’s top flight.

The club are 12th going into Sunday’s 4pm clash with United but cannot finish any higher with rivals Aston Villa seven points ahead of them in 11th.

Under Nuno, Wolves also got to the quarter-final stage of the Europa League last season before losing to eventual winners Sevilla.
In a statement, Nuno said of his imminent Molineux exit: “Since the first day we arrived at Compton, our ambition was to make a positive change and push this football club forward, and I am proud to say that we did that every single day.

“We achieved our goals, we did it with passion and we did it together.”
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“We shall focus on the recruitment of a new head coach,” Levy said in a statement.

“We are acutely aware of the need to select someone whose values reflect those of our great club and return to playing football with the style for which we are known – free-flowing, attacking and entertaining – whilst continuing to embrace our desire to see young players flourish from our academy alongside experienced talent.”

Brighton boss Potter meanwhile says he has paid no attention to the speculation linking him with the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium job.

“I don’t pay too much attention to things that are outside of my control, things that get written, or speculation,” he said.

“I am focused on this job, trying to finish the season off as strongly as we can. I am excited by the team, I am excited by the club, so I just focus on that.

“It [the Tottenham job] is nothing I have considered. I have got a contract here. I am committed to this, we’ve got a lot to do, we’re just at the start of what we’re doing.”

Seventh-placed Spurs end their season against Leicester against Brendan Rodgers, another coach admired by Levy, at the King Power Stadium on Sunday. 

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Tottenham chief Daniel Levy makes Brendan Rodgers transfer promise to become boss

Rodgers has played down reports linking him with a move to Spurs.

“It’s on repeat: I’m very, very happy here and I’m happy because I’ve got a set of players that give me their heart and soul every single day, and also I can see a future here in terms of the development of the squad,” he said.

“I’ve got a really strong relationship with the board. We work very closely together.

“For me I always knew what the challenge was coming here, to try and improve the squad and I think over the last couple of years what we’ve been able to do is build an infrastructure around behaviour and creating a mindset in order to win. That’s not easy and it’s taken us a couple of years.

“You see now the mentality around developing that will and desire to win. Now for the next period of years let’s see if we can roll that out, now that we’ve created that mentality. Can we continually evolve?

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Tottenham star Harry Kane heading for Daniel Levy collision course after requesting exit

Tottenham star Harry Kane is heading for a collision course with Daniel Levy after telling the Spurs supremo he wants out, reports say. The England international is the Premier League’s top scorer with 22 goals to his name. And he wants to win team trophies now, with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all in the mix to secure his signature.
On Monday, reports emerged suggesting Kane was ready to leave Tottenham behind.

It’s claimed he’s informed the Spurs hierarchy of his determination to seek a new challenge elsewhere, after seeing the club toil under both Ryan Mason and Jose Mourinho this term.

Kane has been a shining light amid a problematic season for Tottenham, managing 35 goal involvements from 33 top flight matches so far.

A summer scrap now seems likely, with several clubs in for him.

Manchester United recently handed Edinson Cavani a new contract but, despite that, could pounce for the 27-year-old.

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Manchester City are on the lookout for an heir to Sergio Aguero, whose move away from the Etihad Stadium has already been announced.

And with Chelsea primed to cut the likes of Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud loose this summer, Kane is seen as the perfect upgrade.

The Guardian state, however, that Kane may find securing a move away from Tottenham difficult.

It’s claimed he felt there was an ‘accepptance’ from Levy 12 months ago that, if he provided the north London giants with another year of dedicated service, he’d be allowed to leave.

But it’s claimed Levy may now dispute this.

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Kane has three years left to run on his six-year contract that he penned in 2018, meaning Tottenham are under no obligation to cut their talisman loose.

It also gives Levy a platform to demand a huge fee for the his star striker, who hasn’t won a single trophy during his professional career so far.

And Levy’s stance has long been that Kane isn’t for sale.

With a collision course now possible, the England international may have to kick up a fuss in order to get a move away.

Tottenham have previously only cashed in on their best players when they’ve forced their hand, such as Gareth Bale and Luka Modric.

And what ultimately happens with Kane remains to be seen.

Speaking last month, the Three Lions star admitted he wanted to win trophies of the highest order – and that they meant more to him than individual awards.

“I’ve done so many things in the game but there’s still so many things in my head that I want to achieve,” he said.

“I spoke openly about [winning silverware].

“That’s the reason why I play the game, that’s why I became a footballer – to win and have those experiences with my team-mates, lifting trophies and winning the biggest games.

“It hasn’t happened so far but I feel I’ve got plenty of time in my locker.

“I’m just looking forward and I’m sure they will come.”

Before that, he said: “When I look back at the end of my career, these are all the things I’ll go over and take in a little bit more, but the goal right now as a player is to win team trophies.

“As much as this is great, I want to be winning the biggest team prizes.

“We’re not quite doing that. It’s bittersweet, but it is what it is.

“I’m proud to win [Premier League Player of the Year], it’s been a good season on the pitch.”

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Man Utd to make £90m bid for Harry Kane if Spurs star issues Daniel Levy demand

“I’m proud to win [Premier League Player of the Year], it’s been a good season on the pitch.”

United legend Roy Keane has previously said that a signing like Kane would “put a marker down” for next season.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Keane said: “United need to go and make a big, big signing, whether it’s Kane or Grealish – put a marker down.

“Okay, they need another centre-half, but I still think at the top end of the pitch. When you look at some of the games this year that they’ve drawn, they’ve lacked that real bit of quality.”

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Tottenham have three transfer priorities for Daniel Levy to address despite Sheff Utd win

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is likely to be active in the summer transfer window, with a number of additions needed to help the club move forward from Jose Mourinho’s departure. The search for the club’s next permanent manager is still very much in its early stages, but the eventual new boss will undoubtedly be looking to benefit from a competitive squad at his disposal.
Spurs have shown a variety of weaknesses in recent months after initially making a promising start to their Premier League campaign.

Sunday evening’s performance against Sheffield United was enough to get the job done against the division’s worst side, but it was clear to see where improvements will be needed ahead of next season despite the hosts strolling to a 4-0 victory and earning a clean sheet.

Dele Alli was handed a rare appearance by interim boss Mason, with the former MK Dons man making his first Premier League start since the win over Fulham at the beginning of last month.

The 25-year-old failed to live up to expectations under Mourinho’s guidance, with Sunday’s match representing a golden opportunity to issue a stark reminder of his capabilities, but he struggled to take the occasion by the scruff of the neck.

Alli fired at visiting goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale as half-time approached with a strike under pressure from the edge of the box, but this was as close as he got to exerting a significant influence on the result.

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The attacking midfield position is arguably the most important on the pitch for a club with genuine ambitions of domestic and European silverware, and the fact is that Alli simply does not fit the bill anymore and needs to be replaced ahead of next season.

Whoever the new Spurs boss turns out to be, they should aim to bring in a formidable operator to provide a higher standard of competition for the likes of Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela in the No 10 role.

A top-class creative talisman will be a requirement in order to meet Levy’s objective of implementing a positive, attack-minded style of play.

Meanwhile, a new striker is also likely to be on the agenda, with Harry Kane’s future at Spurs far from certain.

The England skipper is under contract until the summer of 2024, but he is reportedly a target for both Manchester clubs ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

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He has firmly established himself as Tottenham’s best player in recent years and showed his qualities once again on Sunday evening, characteristically dropping deep to get on the ball early and create space for his team-mates.

Although Levy will be eager to keep hold of Kane at all costs, it remains to be seen whether he will decide to get rid of the 28-year-old if he kicks up a fuss in the coming months.

It will be hugely difficult to replace his match-winning influence at the top of the pitch, but it is a dilemma that Levy and the new Spurs manager could potentially be facing in a matter of months.

A first-choice centre-back should be another major area of concern this summer despite Tottenham’s clean sheet against Sheffield United on Sunday.

The visitors did test Hugo Lloris on a few occasions, but Mason’s back four stood firm for the most part, successfully mitigating the attacking threat posed by their lowly opponents.

However, a good performance against the Premier League’s basement boys does not excuse a season plagued by defensive errors, especially when the damage to their top-four ambitions has already been done.

A player like Brighton and Hove Albion’s Ben White would improve Tottenham’s options at the back with his excellent awareness, composed distribution and outright defensive ability.

Spurs are not expected to appoint their new boss until at least the end of the season, with a number of managers still in the frame to succeed Mourinho in north London.

However, a busy transfer window will be needed regardless of the successful candidate, in order to stand the best chance of improving on this season’s shortcomings.

Leading a fruitful summer recruitment drive will be Levy’s top priority after appointing the club’s next manager, with future dealings harbouring the potential to make or break his dreams of progress after the conclusion of the Mourinho era.

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5 managers Daniel Levy could appoint as Spurs suffer Julian Nagelsmann blow

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Tottenham Hotspur are looking for a new manager, having parted ways with Jose Mourinho on Monday after 17 months in charge.

Former midfielder Ryan Mason has been appointed interim head coach for the remainder of the season, as Spurs chief Daniel Levy considers who to bring in as Mourinho’s replacement.

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann was among the early favourites for the job, but reports from Germany claim he is set to take over from Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich.

Flick confirmed earlier this month that he had asked Bayern to terminate his contract, after a falling out with the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

With Spurs set to miss out on Nagelsmann, Mirror Football takes a look at five other contenders for the job.

Former Chelsea and Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been linked with the Spurs job
Former Chelsea and Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been linked with the Spurs job

Maurizio Sarri

The former Chelsea boss is currently out of work, having been sacked by Juventus last August, and it has been rumoured that Spurs are interested in appointing Sarri as their next manager.

Reports have claimed that the club has made contact with his agent Fali Ramadani, but football.london state that there is no truth in the rumours.

Ralf Rangnick

Former Red Bull chief Rangnick was previously considered for the role in 2012, following Harry Redknapp’s departure.

Although he missed out to Andre Villas-Boas that time around, the Telegraph that he is once again on the list of targets that Tottenham are considering.

Erik Ten Hag worked with Guardiola at Bayern Munich before taking the top job at Ajax
Erik ten Hag has impressed at Ajax and he is said to be on Spurs’ radar

Erik ten Hag

The same report also names Ajax boss Erik ten Hag as one of the names Spurs are looking at, claiming their interest is set to intensify now that Nagelsmann is set to take over at Bayern.

Ten Hag has one year left on his deal with the Dutch club, meaning he would be available for minimal compensation.

Massimiliano Allegri

Allegri has been out of work since leaving Juventus in 2019 and, having won five Serie A titles and reached two Champions League finals, the Italian boasts an impressive CV.

According to football.london, Allegri is highly thought of at Spurs but his lack of English is said to be a concern.

Massimiliano Allegri has been out of management since 2019, when he left Juventus
Massimiliano Allegri has been out of management since 2019, when he left Juventus

Brendan Rodgers

The Leicester boss has done an excellent job at the King Power Stadium, with the Foxes regularly competing for a top four spot.

He has also been linked with the Spurs job but it seems unlikely he would leave Leicester, especially if they secure Champions League football next season.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson recently said of the rumours: “I think, if other clubs want to tempt him away, it will not be easy and as simple as suggesting that historically we happen to be a bit of a bigger club than the one you are at.

“They [Spurs] would have to persuade him that his future will be much better if he moves. But that will not necessarily be an easy thing to do.”

Tottenham backed to keep Harry Kane if Daniel Levy employs strong transfer tactic

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Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes the club will keep Harry Kane if he is promised that they will spend big this summer.

Kane’s quest for the first trophy of his senior career was extended after Spurs were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City in yesterday’s Carabao Cup final.

Aymeric Laporte scored the only goal eight minutes from time. It means that Tottenham’s wait for silverware will enter a 14th year.

And various reports have linked Kane with a move at the end of the season, with the striker keen to win trophies.

However, Redknapp feels the 27-year-old may be convinced to remain if the club secure some major signings in the transfer window, even though signing for a top team would ‘guarantee’ him a Premier League title.

“I think he’ll stay. I think the new manager will come in and convince him that they’ll be having a go and signing a few more players,” Redknapp told goal.com.

“There’s nobody better than him. I wouldn’t swap him for any centre-forward in the world, personally.

“He would guarantee Man City, Man Utd or Liverpool winning the league next season, for sure. He’s a fantastic player. Tottenham have to keep him.

“Everything is in place at Tottenham. They’ve got the best stadium in England, bar none. They’ve got an incredible training ground, which is out of this world, and they have good players.

“Okay, maybe they need to shift one or two out who have come to the end of their time, and get one or two in.

“But if they do, anything can happen. They could be right there challenging next season.”

Former Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason took charge of the Carabao Cup final defeat following last Monday’s sacking of Jose Mourinho.

Redknapp was surprised by the timing of Mourinho’s departure, which came just six days before the Wembley showdown.

The 74-year-old has said that the inexperienced Mason, 29, will not be given the job on a permanent basis. Instead, he believes owner Daniel Levy will already have Mourinho’s replacement lined up.

“(Sacking Mourinho) was a really strange one. The timing, for sure. There was talk of Jose going, but I couldn’t see it happening when it did.

“I don’t know what’s gone on, but there’s got to be a reason behind it.

“One thing is for sure, Tottenham will have someone in place already. I know how Daniel Levy works.

“He’ll have spoken to someone, got somebody in place, someone he can’t get at the moment because he’s in a job, so he’s given it to Ryan Mason until the end of the season.

“Then, in the summer, somebody will come in who is already in a job at the moment.

“It won’t be Ryan. He won’t be getting the job, as nice as we can try to be about him.

“He was a young boy when I had him (as a player). He was a very quiet boy. It’s a great opportunity for him, but I wouldn’t say I saw it coming.”

“He’s not a big, outgoing personality, that’s for sure. But I knew him when he was very young.

“It’s a big change to go from working with the kids to suddenly managing a big football club, under all this pressure. It’s a different world, a different game.”