Journalist claims linked manager considers himself a ‘bit of a Tottenham supporter’

The Telegraph’s Matt Law has revealed that Spurs ‘definitely’ have a chance of attracting Julian Nagelsmann to the club as the German is a ‘bit of a Tottenham supporter’.

Since Nagelsmann’s sacking by Bayern Munich, it has been widely reported that the German has shot up to the top of Tottenham’s wishlist to replace Antonio Conte in the summer (Football Insider).

Julian Nagelsmann
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The Telegraph revealed last week that the 35-year-old developed a soft spot for the Lilywhites when Mauricio Pochettino was in charge of the club and he even owns a Spurs replica shirt.

Meanwhile, Christian Falk revealed on Monday that Nagelsmann had seriously considered taking the Tottenham job before he joined Bayern Munich.

The journalist explained that in the former RB Leipzig boss’ original career plan when he was at the Red Bull Arena, he considered taking the Spurs job before making the step up to one of Europe’s five biggest clubs.

Law believes that the Lilywhites stand a realistic shot of persuading Nagelsmann to take over, given the affinity the German has for the club.

The journalist said on Matt Hayes – Tottenham Blog podcast: “Julian Nagelsmann would consider himself a bit of a Tottenham supporter. 

“He was very keen on Tottenham during the [Mauricio] Pochettino era as well as watching a lot Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.

“I got the distinct impression that there is definitely an opportunity for Tottenham and Nagelsmann.”

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I do not think Nagelsmann’s soft sport for Spurs will prove definitive in the choice the German makes regarding his next move as he will look to take a decision based on his career prospects.

What could work in Tottenham’s favour is the fact that the 35-year-old might not want to go straight into a club like Real Madrid after the way things ended for him at Bayern, and might prefer to build a longer-term project at a club like Spurs.

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