Jose Mourinho in Tottenham talks to replace Mauricio Pochettino

A deal could be agreed on Wednesday.

Tottenham are in talks with Jose Mourinho to replace the sacked Mauricio Pochettino and both sides believe a deal is close.

Talks continued into Tuesday night, while both sides believe a deal is close and will be concluded by Wednesday. His first game would be at West Ham on Saturday lunchtime.

Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United in December last year.

Sky Sports reported last month that Mourinho is keen to return to English football because of a desire to win major trophies with a third Premier League club.

However, one of the bookies’ favourites to replace Pochettino, RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann is unlikely to be heading to North London.

Sky Sports News has learned any potential suitors are likely to face a struggle to release Nagelsmann from his present deal in Germany.

Bayern Munich and Manchester United have also shown an interest in the 32-year-old in recent months.

Leipzig sits second in the Bundesliga and top of their Champions’ League Group and are understood to be unwilling to let Nagelsmann leave, having waited a year for him to join from Hoffenheim before the start of the season.

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