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Tottenham make key move to appoint Mourinho replacement

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Tottenham have reportedly set up talks with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag as they step up their bid to find a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho.

Tottenham are already stepping up their efforts in search of a replacement for Jose Mourinho. Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag is the latest to be linked with that vacancy.

Former player Ryan Mason has been given the job on an interim basis until the end of the season, but Daniel Levy wants an experienced, attack-minded manager in place ahead of next season.

It was earlier reported that Ten Hag was under consideration earlier this week, and it has now been claimed that discussions are set to take place with the Dutchman.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano says Tottenham have ‘scheduled a direct meeting’ with Ten Hag, who is open to leaving Ajax this summer.

It is claimed that the talks do not mean the 51-year-old will definitely be offered the job, with Levy assessing his options after missing out on his top two targets.

Levy will not allow his search for a new manager to drag long into the summer, with Ten Hag quickly emerging as a serious candidate.

Levy is eager to avoid a long drawn out scenario that will impinge on the new manager’s preparation time for next season.

The Ajax boss’ current deal expires at the end of next season, meaning he is likely to be relatively cheap to release from his existing contract.