Jose Mourinho has become a target for Tottenham Hotspur after parting company with Chelsea in the early hours of yesterday morning, reports The Guardian .

Spurs are believed to be preparing a financially attractive offer that would allow the 44-year-old Portuguese to remain in London, a city where he has recently declared himself and his family "settled".

After a poor start to the Premier League season that included a 3-1 defeat at home to Arsenal on Saturday, Tottenham's current boss, Martin Jol, must prevail against Bolton Wanderers on Sunday to buy himself time at White Hart Lane.

But whatever the impending results, Tottenham's chairman, Daniel Levy, would install Mourinho in a heartbeat.