Alasdair Gold has revealed in his column for Football.London that Tottenham Hotspur are denying the existence of any one favourite to take over as the club’s next head coach.

Multiple outlets over the last couple of weeks have indicated that Daniel Levy is keen on making an appointment soon, with Nagelsmann said to be the club’s preferred target (Football Insider).

Julian Nagelsmann

(Photo by Stefan Brauer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

However, Gold has now explained that while Spurs are beginning to speak to the various coaches on their wishlist, they are ‘proactively shooting down’ any suggestions that there is a leading candidate for the role.

The journalist suggested that this could simply be a tactic to dampen expectations among the expectant fanbase in case any potential move does not materialise.

Gold also adds that Ryan Mason is unlikely to be considered for the role even if Spurs win all of their three remaining Premier League matches as the 31-year-old might be seen by some as a ‘unambitious’ appointment.

He asserts that Arne Slot remains ‘a strong candidate’ for the role while Spurs are also continuing to monitor Roberto De Zerbi even though it would be tough to convince the Italian to leave Brighton.

Spurs Web Opinion

I suspect that Nagelsmann is Tottenham’s number-one choice but the club do not want to raise expectations of the Spurs fan base in case the move does not materialise.

Spurs might have now turned their attention to replacing Fabio Paratici first as Nagelsmann would likely have wanted clarity on which director he would be working under.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Keep up to date with all the latest Tottenham news and opinion by following SpursWeb’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.