Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will give whoever is the new manager there the chance to sign Gareth Bale again for next season.
The Welshamn is due to return to Real Madrid at the end of the season, and has previously indicated his desire to return to Spain to see out the rest of his contract.
But Spur do have the option of another year, although they would require Bale’s agreement to activate it.
Whilst Jose Mourinho was in charge that seemed unlikely, but with the Portuguese now gone, there is growing optimism that Bale will agree to stay.
After a disappointing start to the season, Bale has shown flashes of the form that made him the most expensive player in the world when he left Spurs for Madrid back in 2013, and he scored a hat-trick in the defeat of Sheffield United on Monday night.
It would cost Spurs around £12 million in wages to secure his services for a further year.
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