Tottenham want Manchester City manager to replace Juande: Is this the most far-fetched story of the season?

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Spurs spent a long time trying to secure the signature of Juande Ramos as manager, going behind the back of then-manager Martin Jol to persuade the Spaniard to be the Dutchman’s replacement. However, since winning the Carling Cup, the garden has not been rosy for Tottenham, which has caused a newspaper to invent an entertaining story about Daniel Levy seeking a replacement for his beleaguered manager!

The Sun should receive awards for their services to fiction, this latest one is a gem! Apparently, the Tottenham board have ‘sounded out’ (whatever that means) Mark Hughes about becoming the next manager of Tottenham, despite the Welshman getting busy at Eastlands in his new job. He could be at the helm within a fortnight if this yarn is to be believed.

Spurs officials contacted Sparky’s advisors yesterday to offer him the job hours before Manchester City’s UEFA Cup tie with Omonia Nicosia.

They slapped a £20million, five-year deal on the table and would love the Eastlands chief to take over during next week’s international break.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy decided to act after concluding Spaniard Ramos is now a lame-duck manager.

Only slack finishing from Polish minnows Wisla Krakow and an own goal kept struggling Spurs in the UEFA Cup yesterday.

Levy is a long-term admirer of Hughes, 44, and came close to offering him the White Hart Lane job last year after axing Martin Jol.

What do you reckon, Tottenham fans? Is Mark Hughes the man to steer the club away from the foot of the Premier League table, much in the same way as he did at Blackburn. It doesn’t matter either way, because this is about as likely to happen as Joe Kinnear getting the Newcastle manager’s job on a full-time basis or Liverpool winning the Premier League title. Coming next week, pigs that have been trained to fly with birds…

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