Contenders emerge for Spurs job; Abraham’s ‘anger’ at lack of minutes

Tottenham Hotspur draw up their list of managerial candidates after Jose Mourinho's departure, and Tammy Abraham may consider his future at Chelsea.

La Liga manager on Spurs' radar

Athletic Bilbao's manager Marcelino is reportedly on the longlist of candidates for the vacant job at Tottenham Hotspur, report The Athletic.

Chairman Daniel Levy is also considering appointing a director of football at Spurs, following the recent departure of Jose Mourinho.

Ryan Mason has taken to the dugout on an interim basis until the end of the season, leaving Levy and Tottenham the time they need to make the right appointment for the club.

Marcelino, 55, has managed Athletic Bilbao for only a few months but has reached a Copa del Rey final, alongside leading the team in the delayed 2019/20 final, and won the Spanish Super Cup in that time.

Currently, Marcelino is at 25/1 with Sky Bet to be the next Tottenham manager. Maurizio Sarri is the current favourite at 2/1, with RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann at 7/2.

Tuchel understands Abraham's 'anger' at lack of match action

Thomas Tuchel says he understands why Tammy Abraham is 'angry' and 'worried' about his Chelsea future, as the England striker continues to not be involved in his plans at Stamford Bridge, report the Daily Mail.

Abraham has not played any match minutes for Chelsea since February 20, and has been left out of the squad entirely on several occasions.

Tuchel emphasised that there is time for his situation to change at the club, though.

"I have a lot of sympathy for him and I can understand that he is worried and sad and maybe angry with me when I make these decisions," the Chelsea manager said.

"Sometimes we spend almost an hour talking after the last training which decisions to take and which players we have to leave at home because it's thin margins which decide.

"Tammy has had this decision now a few times against him which is never personal but this is life at Chelsea sometimes as a player.

"I hope that he does not get lost in too many thoughts because he knows not to be too concerned about his situation."

Aston Villa are favourites to sign Abraham in the summer transfer window at 2/1 with Sky Bet, with West Ham available at 3/1 to sign the England man.

Depay heading to Barcelona?

Barcelona are reportedly in talks to bring former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay to the club in the summer, once his contract at Lyon runs out, per Esport3 in Spain.

The Netherlands international reportedly has higher offers from Juventus and Atletico Madrid, but hopes to play for Ronald Koeman's side after this season.

The move is said to be similar to Barcelona's planned signing of Manchester City's Eric Garcia - offering lower terms than they did in the winter transfer window, but Garcia in particular still appears to be on his way to Camp Nou this summer regardless.

In the current season, despite sitting fourth in the table, Barca are now favourites to win the La Liga title at 13/8, with Atletico Madrid at 15/8 and Real Madrid at 2/1 with Sky Bet. Third-placed Sevilla are all the way out at 33/1, sitting only three points off top spot.

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