Marcelino has a contract with the Spanish side until the summer of 2022, and he could prove to be a relatively inexpensive appointment for the London club.
Spurs have been linked with the likes of Julian Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig and Jurgen Klinsmann as well.
Tottenham need to bring in someone who can freshen up the squad get the club challenging for the top honours next season.
The Londoners have quite a few talented players at their disposal, and Daniel Levy must look to bring in someone who can add a distinct style of play.
Apparently, the Premier League side is looking to appoint a sporting director as well who will oversee the day to day running of the club and sort out the transfer business as well.
Klinsmann reacts to Spurs links
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klinsmann has now responded to rumours of him taking over at Tottenham next season.
The 56-year-old is currently out of work, and he could be a decent appointment for the Londoners.
The former German striker has played for Tottenham, and he knows the club well. He might be able to form a meaningful bond with the fans as well, given his history with the club.
It will be interesting to see who the Londoners end up appointing.
Klinsmann said: “I tell you anything is possible in life. I never thought in the first place I would coach Germany [at] a World Cup. I never thought I’d coach the US for six months or Bayern Munich. We will see in a couple of months who’s going to be the Spurs manager.”
Tottenham have already made contact with Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelino as Daniel Levy continues his search for Jose Mourinho’s replacement, according to reports. [Mail]
Jürgen Klinsmann on the #thfc vacancy: "Anything is possible. I never thought I would coach Germany at a World Cup. I never thought I would coach the US or Bayern Munich. We will see in a couple of months who is going to be the Spurs manager." [ESPN]