Tottenham have sacked head coach Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the Premier League club. The Argentine led the team to reach the final of the UEFA Champions League last season but disappointed the board as Spurs are now ranked 14th in the Premier League. He also has experience of the Premier League through two spells with Chelsea, where he won the title three times.
Tottenham, which reached the Champions League final last season, is now 14th in the Premier League after winning just three of its 12 matches this campaign amid a decline in fortunes under Pochettino.
Mourinho is expected to meet the players at the Tottenham training ground on Wednesday, although sources told ESPN that the Spurs squad had no knowledge of plans to sack Pochettino or replace him with the Portuguese.
Pochettino, who moved to Spurs from Southampton in May 2014, led Tottenham to the final of the Champions League last season, where they fell 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid. Rather than being a springboard for a sustained challenge in the Premier League to deliver Tottenham's first championship since 1961, Pochettino sounded increasingly unsettled.
According to the Sun, Mourinho's first request to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was Dybala.
"Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing".
"People question the Manchester United job, but his career as a whole has been hugely successful, and that's one thing Tottenham have lacked at the moment".
"It's a privilege when a manager goes to a club and feels that happiness in relation to the squad he is going to have", Mourinho said. "The problem is sometimes you get into clubs and the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players".
Mourinho won the Champions League at Porto in 2003 and Inter Milan in 2010 before taking on the Real Madrid job.