Who is favourite to take over at Tottenham Hotspur?

Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspur on Monday after 17 months in charge of the club.

The Portuguese boss’s last game in charge was Friday night’s 2-2 draw with Everton at Goodison Park.

Spurs currently sit seventh in the Premier League, five points off the Champions League places. They contest the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday.

The club announced on Tuesday that former midfielder Ryan Mason would take interim charge of the side until the end of the season.

Here’s a look at the favourites to take the job in the summer (all odds via Oddschecker):

Maurizio Sarri (Unattached)

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Lowest odds: 2/1 (BetVictor, bet365)

Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is the current favourite to become the new Spurs manager, after growing reports that the club had made an approach for him.

Sarri spent a season with the Blues, winning the Europa League – thus securing Champions League qualification – and reaching the final of the League Cup.

He then moved on to Juventus, but was sacked after only one season despite winning Serie A.

Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig)

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Lowest odds: 9/4 (Sky Bet, Betfair, Betfred)

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann headed the betting before reports of an approach for Sarri emerged.

The 33-year-old has made huge strides since beginning his managerial career with Hoffenheim in 2016.

He has long been considered as one of Europe’s most promising young managers, and has been lauded both for his tactical nous for the attractive style of football his teams play.

Nagelsmann has led Leipzig to the Champions League in each of his two seasons with the club, and looks likely to do so again this term, with the side second in the Bundesliga.

Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City)

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Lowest odds: 4/1 (888sport, Betfred, BoyleSports)

Brendan Rodgers has done a superb job at the King Power Stadium, elevating Leicester from mid-table to consistent European challengers.

The Foxes will face Chelsea in the FA Cup final next month.

Asked about the Spurs speculation yesterday, the Foxes boss said his focus is on Leicester: “Tottenham is a fantastic club, it’s a huge club but my focus is here.

“I’m at a world-class training facility, the project we’re in here we still want to develop and have a lot of work to do.

“I have a great connection with the players, the board and we have plans to keep progressing.

“While I have the energy, the happiness and see that challenge continuing I’m very happy to be here.”

Massimiliano Allegri (Unattached)

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Lowest odds: 6/1 (BetVictor)

After incredible success with Juventus, where he won four consecutive doubles, Massimiliano Allegri hasn’t managed since leaving the club in the summer of 2019.

It was reported that, in the meantime, he has rejected managerial offers from Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Could Tottenham tempt him back to management, if the 53-year-old is their top target?

Eddie Howe (Unattached)

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Lowest odds: 7/1 (888sport)

Eddie Howe is another manager currently out of work, having left Bournemouth after their relegation from the Premier League last year.

The 43-year-old has been heavily linked with the top job at Celtic. However, his camp denied earlier this month that he was close to accepting the role.

It could well be Howe instead makes the move to the Premier League, with Spurs one potential desination.

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