Tottenham's search for a new manager has taken an X-rated twist following news former River Plater manager Marcelo Gallardo is in the running.
The north London club have been churning through candidates in the past few weeks with the likes of Julian Nagelsmann, Vincent Kompany and Arne Slot all being crossed off the list for one reason or another.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has since emerged as the leading candidate, but Gallardo could give him a run for his money especially given his success in his native Argentina.
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The 47-year-old won two Copa Liberatores titles (South America's equivalent to the Champions League) during his eight-year stint at River Plate, and was honoured with a 30ft statue of him lifting the famous trophy outside the club's ground last week.
But fans couldn't help but howl with laughter at the gigantic and impossible-to-ignore bulge just under the figure's waistline (no wonder he's depicted with such a big smile on his face).
Gallardo left River Plate in 2022 and has been out of work since, and although he has 15 major honours to his name, the fact he hasn't worked outside of South America may prove too great a stumbling block for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who will be desperate to get Antonio Conte's successor right following such a poor season.
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If the search for a new manager doesn't end soon Tottenham will be in danger of replicating the same chaos they went through when looking for Jose Mourinho's successor at the end of the 2020/21 season.
After spending much of May and June speaking to candidates who would ultimately reject them, they settled on Nuno Espirito Santo, who had left Wolves via mutual consent a few weeks prior.
Unsurprisingly, the Portuguese manager lasted just a few months before getting the boot, having lost seven of his first 17 matches in charge.
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