Nuno Espirito Santo’s fate as Tottenham boss could be decided today.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy held crisis talks with sporting director Fabio Paratici yesterday following Saturday’s 3-0 home humiliation against Manchester United.
Nuno’s reign has lasted 124 days – with Jacques Santini the quickest to be axed by Levy so far after 155 days in 2004.
Former Chelsea and Inter Milan chief Antonio Conte reportedly tops Spurs’ wishlist – as well as Manchester United’s, should they sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United’s impressive weekend win eased the pressure on Solskjaer but Champions League defeat at Atalanta tomorrow night would put it all back on.
But a spanner in the works for both Tottenham and the Red Devils is that Conte is reportedly ready to wait for a new job until the summer.
On the transfer side, Liverpool are being linked with Leicester flyer Harvey Barnes and Real Madrid flop Luka Jovic.
But Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp still hopes to keep main man Mo Salah.
Arsenal could move for United midfield misfit Donny van de Beek in January.
On the pitch, West Ham went three points clear of fifth-placed United with a comfortable 4-1 win over Aston Villa.
But Villa boss Dean Smith blasted Ezri Konsa’s “staggering” 50th-minute red card when the visitors were 2-0 down.
Smith insisted Jarrod Bowen was not goalbound when Villa centre-back Konsa fouled him.
Earlier Leeds won 2-1 at bottom side Norwich, while Everton will go sixth tonight if they triumph at Wolves.