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Report: Spurs, Mourinho in discussions to replace Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea jokes with Mauricio Pochettino manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at White Hart Lane on November 29, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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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.

[ MORE: Pochettino paid the price for Levy’s mistakes ]

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.

[ MORE: Where to next for Pochettino? ]

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

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