Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur less than five months after being appointed as head coach.
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who Spurs targeted before appointing Nuno in the summer, has been offered an 18-month deal by Tottenham and arrived in London on Monday for face-to-face talks, according to Sky in Italy.
Spurs have lost five of their past seven league matches, including Saturday’s 3-0 defeat by Manchester United.
They are eighth in the Premier League, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.
“I regret that we have had to take this decision,” said managing director of football Fabio Paratici.
“I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed.”
The Portuguese, 47, was named Spurs manager on a two-year contract in June after four years at Wolves.
A Spurs statement said: “The club can today announce that Nuno Espirito Santo and his coaching staff Ian Cathro, Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias have been relieved of their duties.
A further coaching update will follow in due course.”
Spurs are next in action with a home game against Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa Conference League on Thursday ahead of a visit to Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.
Spurs managing director of football Fabio Paratici added: “I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision.
“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We should like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future.”
Tottenham fans booed Nuno’s decision to replace Lucas Moura with Steven Bergwijn in the second half of the defeat to United, which followed last weekend’s Premier League loss at West Ham.
Sections of the Spurs support also chanted “we want Levy out”, with England captain Harry Kane, who expressed his desire to leave the club during the summer, also a target of frustration for some fans.