Carlo Ancelotti’s transfer fee cost him any chance of landing Tottenham job

first_imgFORMER Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti’s transfer fee cost him any chance of the Tottenham job.Spurs considered the Napoli boss, 60, for the vacancy but the word from Italy was that his club would need a big payout and also keep him until the new year.1 Carlo Ancelotti was initially considered by Spurs chiefsCredit: EPAThat left the door wide open for Jose Mourinho to step in and take charge.Argie Mauricio Pochettino was not just sulking with his Tottenham bosses before he left — he was blanking old mates everywhere.Poch ignored calls and texts from old mates to their disappointment as he went into a dark mood.South American sources reveal he virtually cut himself off in his latter months at White Hart Lane.Form deserted Spurs in 2019, eventually leading Daniel Levy to relieve Pochettino of his duties.Mourinho was hired just 11 hours after the 47-year-old was sacked.And it was the dream start for the Special One on Saturday.He lead Spurs to their first away win in the Premier League since January as they triumphed 3-2 over rivals West Ham.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearGoals from Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane saw Mourinho’s side race into a resounding three goal lead.But defensive lapses allowed the hapless Hammers to pull two goals back – reminding the Special One of the work that will be required at his new club.Meanwhile Ancelotti’s Napoli have endured a disappointing start to the season in Serie A – winning just five of their opening 13 games. Mourinho praises Spurs star Dele Alli as the Special One wins his first match as Tottenham bosslast_img

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