In his Athletic Club pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Marcelino was asked today about Tottenham’s possible interest in acquiring his services to replace Jose Mourinho after his sacking on Monday.

“I have nothing to say about Tottenham, I am happy here and with the welcome we have had from the fans. We are a little sad for not winning the two finals [Copa del Rey], but we enjoyed winning the Super Cup against Madrid and Barça. Now we have to keep working as humbly as possible. This is my thinking and idea, this is what I’m focused on.”

The Athletic reported on Wednesday that Spurs have made initial contact with Marcelino to establish his availability.