Five contenders to take over at Spurs as manager hunt continues
With Feyenoord boss Arne Slot ruling himself out of the Tottenham job, the North Londoners are back to square one in their manager hunt.
It has been two months since Antonio Conte departed and their search seems set to surpass the 72 days it took to replace Jose Mourinho in 2021.
We look at the names in the frame to take the reins at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Luis Enrique has been linked with the Spurs job since Conte's dismissal and he is one of the few names that would help ease the pressure on chairman Daniel Levy.
His stint in charge of Spain may have ended with disappointment after exiting the World Cup at the hands of Morocco, but he still has credit in the bank from his time at Barcelona.
Enrique prides himself on possession-based football and favours playing with four at the back, which would require significant change to the current setup.
Celtic's dominance in the Scottish Premiership this season saw Ange Postecoglou linked with the vacant Chelsea job and now he could be of interest to Tottenham.
The Australian previously enjoyed spells at the helm of the Socceroos and Japanese outfit Yokohama F Marinos.
Known for his high-pressing style, the 57-year-old would be a risky appointment with no previous coaching experience in England.
Brendan Rodgers has been linked with the Spurs job before and he remains an outside shot for the hot seat in 2023.
The former Leicester and Liverpool boss enjoyed successful stints in charge of both clubs but looked worn out in his final months with the Foxes.
A 4-2-3-1 formation would be the way forward for Spurs under the Nothern Irishman, which was the preferred setup during the Mauricio Pochettino era.
While Rodgers may not be a popular choice among the Spurs fanbase, it is worth remembering that the 50-year-old was inches away from winning the Premier League title on Merseyside and he delivered the FA Cup to the King Power Stadium.
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy announced his surprise exit from PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday despite lifting two pieces of silverware this term.
The 46-year-old has emerged as an outside contender for a spot in the Spurs dugout and is capable of setting his squad up in a back five if necessary.
Van Nistelrooy is keen on controlling the ball and he implemented a relentless attacking mentality at PSV.
No team has scored more Eredivisie goals than the Dutch giants (87) this season, including champions Feyenoord (81).
Napoli eased to Serie A glory this season thanks to the efforts of Luciano Spalletti.
The fiery Italian now seems destined to split from the Partenopei and he could turn to the Premier League for his next challenge.
Spalletti's team are notorious for scoring goals and his Scudetto winners recorded memorable victories against both Liverpool and Ajax in the Champions League this term.
The 64-year-old aims to keep opposition teams as far away from the goal as possible by initiating a press that forces a rushed clearance.