Report: Spurs, Mourinho in discussions to replace Pochettino

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Representatives of Tottenham Hotspur and Jose Mourinho are heavily involved in negotiations for the Portuguese manager to replace Mauricio Pochettino, who was fired on Tuesday, according to a report from Sky Sports.

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Tottenham didn’t name an interim manager upon announcing Pochettino’s departure, leaving plenty of room for speculation that a permanent replacement had been lined up and could be appointed in short order.

Mourinho has been out of work since last December, when he was fired by Manchester United.

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Tottenham return to Premier League action this Saturday (7:30 a.m. ET, on NBCSN and NBCSports.com) when they’ll visit London rivals West Ham United.