Tottenham target Luis Enrique admits Premier League dream as Daniel Levy search continues

Tottenham Hotspur’s search for a new manager appears to be edging closer to a conclusion with former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique admitting he has a dream to manage in the Premier League.

Spurs have been without a permanent manager since Jose Mourinho was sacked in April, with Ryan Mason in charge on an interim basis.

The club have been linked with several names in recent weeks, including ex-Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte and current RB Leipzig chief Julian Nagelsmann.

And now, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy looks to be closing in on the appointment of Enrique, with the 48-year-old Spaniard admitting he has aspirations to work in the Premier League.

Speaking on Spanish radio station Cadena SER on Thursday, Enrique said: “I have been asked many questions about the Premier League and it’s true that it’s a competition that fascinates me.

“It’s a dream to manage there and it’s true that I’m passionate about the Premier League. I’ve been offered several teams and I’m still waiting.”

Enrique has been out of work since leaving Barcelona in 2017 and the former Spain international has also been linked with a move to West Ham United.

His last job was a two-year stint at the Camp Nou, where he guided the Catalan club to the La Liga title in 2015 and the Copa del Rey in 2016 and 2017.

Tottenham are in need of a new manager as they look to achieve a top-four finish in the Premier League this season and progress further in the cup competitions.

Levy has reportedly been impressed by Enrique’s CV and the Spaniard’s ambitions to manage in the Premier League are likely to have only aided his cause.

The Spurs chief is known to be a shrewd negotiator and it remains to be seen whether he will be able to get his man.

With Enrique admitting his desire to manage in the Premier League, it appears Tottenham are edging closer to appointing their new manager.