Tottenham Hotspur's managerial shortlist could be getting a little longer, after it was reported that Didier Deschamps was on the verge of quitting his post at French side Olympique Marseille.
With the Spurs hierarchy in the process of finding a replacement following the departure of Harry Redknapp earlier this month, Deschamps' decision to leave could play kindly into the hands of the north Londoners.
As reported by the Daily Star, Deschamps is leaving Marseilles after being denied extra transfer funds for the summer, and his availability has sparked interest from Italian club Sampdoria.
Former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas currently tops Tottenham's shortlist, with French national team boss Laurent Blanc and Everton manager David Moyes thought to be under consideration.
However, given Villas-Boas' denial of an official approach, it is thought that Deschamps could be considered for candidacy.
The ex-Juventus player has enjoyed a successful managerial career thus far, winning Serie B when in charge of the Italian giants and claiming the Ligue 1 title in his first year in charge of Marseille.
Deschamps was linked with the Chelsea hot-seat prior to Roman Abramovich's decision to award the role to Roberto Di Matteo full-time.