Jamie O’Hara has questioned why Tottenham have passed up on Julian Nagelsmann after not contacting Mauricio Pochettino, insisting that Daniel Levy has no plan regarding the managerial vacancy.
It first emerged last Friday that Spurs had decided against pursuing Nagelsmann since the North London club felt that the German was not the right fit for their project (Evening Standard).
Since then, some outlets have suggested that it was the 35-year-old who actually turned down Tottenham since he was not happy with the direction the club wanted to head in, and the Lilywhites hierarchy are merely saving face by claiming the opposite (Daily Mail).
The Times reported over the weekend that Spurs are now keeping their options open as they continue to look for a young, up-and-coming manager.
The report added that Spurs had already contacted Ruben Amorim, who had expressed interest in the job while Roberto De Zerbi, Arne Slot and Xabi Alonso are also in contention for the role.
However, O’Hara is not convinced that the Tottenham hierarchy have any idea of what they are going to do moving forward.
Reacting to the Nageslmann development, the former Spurs midfielder told talkSPORT: “I wanted Nagelsmann, I really did. Levy is umming and erring over it. I would have had Pochettino, it would have been good to have him back. I don’t think Daniel Levy knows what he wants, I don’t think he’s got a plan.”
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From the outside, it does seem as if Tottenham are dithering their way through the managerial search without having a set idea of what to do.
I can understand why the club want to appoint a sporting director before pursuing a head coach but it does not reflect well on Levy and the board that they have taken so much time to fill that vacancy, given that Fabio Paratici’s future had been precarious for quite a while.
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