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Mourinho hits back at Solskjaer's 'trophies are for egos' jibe
Solskjaer warned against provocation from Mourinho's team and claimed Anthony Martial was 'conned' by Erik Lamela into getting sent off when Spurs thrashed United 6-1 at Old Trafford.Solskjaer warned against provocation from Mourinho's team and claimed Anthony Martial was 'conned' by Erik Lamela into getting sent off when Spurs thrashed United 6-1 at Old Trafford in October.
RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is the early favourite to become the new Tottenham boss after Jose Mourinho was ruthlessly axed on Monday.
According to, Nagelsmann leads the way with Leicester's Brendan Rodgers second and Spurs hero Ledley King third.
Masimilliano Allegri is fourth on the list with Rangers manager and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard an eye-catching name in the running.
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Julian Nagelsmann 7/2
Paul Pogba re-opens his bitter feud with old Man United boss Mourinho
Pogba was stripped of the United vice-captaincy by Mourinho in September 2018 in front of his team-mates and the pair had a training ground bust-up shortly afterwards that was picked up by TV cameras. Mourinho was sacked three months later and replaced by Solskjaer, who is aiming to win his first silverware as United boss in the UEFA Europa League.Speaking to Sky Sports, Pogba was scathing in his view of Mourinho, saying: 'What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn't go against the players. He wouldn't go against the players.
Brendan Rodgers 5/1
Ledley King 9/1
Massimiliano Allegri 10/1
Steven Gerrard 12/1
Scott Parker 12/1
Rafa Benitez 14/1
Nuno Espirito Santo 14/1
Gareth Southgate 16/1
Maurizio Sarri 16/1
Diego Simeone 20/1
Graham Potter 20/1
Roberto Martinez 20/1
Mauricio Pochettino 25/1
Tim Sherwood 100/1
Mourinho was unceremoniously dumped by Tottenham on Monday morning just six days away from the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley.
Nagelsmann was linked with the Tottenham job last year before they eventually moved for the Portuguese boss.
Video: Sean Dyche pleased with team's performance against Manchester United (Daily Mail)
It was reported in German media last week that Nagelsmann, 33, has a release clause worth £17m in his contract at Leipzig - news which might deter Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Mourinho hits back at Pogba by insisting he 'could not care less'
Mourinho - who stripped Pogba of the vice-captaincy - responded to the Frenchman's comments after Tottenham's 2-2 draw with Everton by saying he wasn't 'interested at all'.The Manchester United midfielder called out his former boss earlier in the day by saying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would never turn on the players like his predecessor did.
Leicester, meanwhile, would be eager not to lose manager Rodgers to a direct rival and one that they have usurped from contention for European places in recent seasons.
He too would likely command a hefty fee to remove from his deal at Leicester, where he has a contract that runs until 2025.
Ledley King is a surprise name linked to the vacancy but he has been working alongside Mourinho at Tottenham. His current status is assistant first-team coach.
Allegri, meanwhile, would represent a cheaper option that would arrive at White Hart Lane with elite level pedigree having won six Serie A titles in his time as a manager in Italy - one with Milan and five with Juventus. He is currently without a club.
Gerrard has enjoyed his finest season as a manager yet after guiding Rangers to the Scottish league title at the expense of fierce rivals Celtic, who were going for an unprecedented 10-in-a-row.
Wayne Rooney blasts 'crazy' sacking of his former boss Jose Mourinho
Spurs have fired Mourinho just six days before they meet Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, and Rooney believes there is no-one better to outwit Pep Guardiola.Spurs have fired their Portuguese coach just six days before they meet Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, and Rooney believes there is no-one better to outwit Pep Guardiola than Mourinho.
Gerrard has long been mooted as a potential successor to Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and his desire to one day become manager at his boyhood club is well known.
Would Spurs chairman Daniel Levy want to appoint someone who is so closely associated to a rival? And would Gerrard want to work for a boss who is a notoriously stern negotiator and would almost certainly stand in his way if Liverpool came calling?
For the time being, Chris Powell and Ryan Mason will see out the seaosn at Tottenham and they start with a baptism of fire in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday.
Rodgers 'is Tottenham's first choice successor to Jose Mourinho' .
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is trying to persuade the rest of his board that the Leicester manager is still a suitable candidate to lead the club, after they sacked Jose Mourinho last week. They are seventh in the Premier League and face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, with former midfielder and current academy coach Ryan Mason put in charge until the end of the season. © Provided by Daily Mail ( © Provided by Daily Mail ( Tottenham said they will then appointment a permanent manager in the summer, suggesting their target is already in a job at another club.