Amidst reports claiming that Tottenham are prioritising a move for Julian Nagelsmann, Alasdair Gold has revealed that the club have played down suggestions that they have a top managerial target for the time being.
It seemingly did not take long for Spurs to act once it emerged that Bayern Munich had parted ways with Nagelsmann, with the North London club said to have contacted the German regarding the vacancy over the weekend (The Times).
The Daily Mail revealed on Monday that Tottenham are still waiting to hear back from the 35-year-old and that the club want to understand whether he would be open to taking the job before they talk to other candidates.
Some reports from Germany over the last two days have suggested that Nageslmann considered taking the Tottenham job a few years ago.
It was also stated that the former RB Leipzig boss could be tempted to take the gig this time round so that he can lock horns with the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League (Bild).
Gold certainly believes that the Lilywhites stand a chance of being able to attract the recently departed Bayern boss.
When asked about reports suggesting that Nagelsmann is now Tottenham’s top target, the journalist said on a Q&A on Football.London: “Spurs are playing down any mention of them having a top target right now or contacting anyone, presumably so there’s not a big scene if anybody declines to speak to them or join them after the mess of 2021.
“I think Spurs have a chance with Nagelsmann. Both parties would fit each other really well.
“However, it’s very much down to making themselves the most attractive option if they decide that he’s the man.
“After Pochettino’s departure in 2019, Spurs placed the German high on their list of replacements as they did again once the man they instead chose, Jose Mourinho, was sacked in 2021.
“However, by then Nagelsmann was on his way to Bayern.
“Nagelsmann will now jump straight on and high up their list of candidates again.
“As for a pre-contract, if Spurs decide he’s the one then doing that would get it all sorted very early but the club seem to like to make us all wait and the German may want to wait to see what his options are anyway.
“I think he would be a fascinating appointment if they went for him.”
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There is no doubt that Tottenham should pull out all the stops to convince Nagelsmann to take over.
However, it looks quite likely that there would be a vacancy at Real Madrid at the end of the season and it would not be easy for any manager to turn down Los Blancos if they come calling.
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