‘Contacts close to Tottenham’ – Journalist plays down links to three managers

Journalist Dean Jones has said that Tottenham Hotspur do not want to rush the process of finalising a new head coach and are making sure to be slow and deliberate.

Over the last week, multiple outlets have reported that the likes of Julian Nagelsmann, Arne Slot and Luis Enrique are the names who are at the top of Spurs’ wishlist to take over from Antonio Conte (Football Insider).

Julian Nagelsmann
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There have also been suggestions that the North London club could make moves for the likes of Ruben Amorim (Evening Standard), Xabi Alonso (De Telegraaf) and Ange Postecoglou (The Times).

Tottenham certainly do not seem to be close to finalising an appointment, with Alasdair Gold even revealing via Football.London this week that the club are denying there is any one top target for the job as things stand.

The journalist explained that the club may be saying that publicly in order to ensure they do not build any expectations among the fan base regarding any one candidate.

Jones believes that Spurs are yet to zero in on their top target, even though there are many candidates they admire.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “It’s been quite a slow process, because they see no point in rushing it now.

“I think it’s interesting that those names keep cropping up of Xabi Alonso, Ruben Amorim and Arne Slot. 

“And they are of interest, but if I’m totally honest contacts close to Tottenham don’t play them up that highly.

“But they do say that they’re catching the interest of the board and that they’ve explored the potential of getting them.”

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I suspect Nagelsmann is at the top of Totteham’s wishlist but the club might want to keep an open mind during the process and not finalise a decision until they speak to various candidates. 

The Spurs hierarchy simply cannot afford to get this decision wrong, which is why they might be taking their time to speak to various coaches to assess who would be the right fit.

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