Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Julian Nagelsmann would be ‘very interested’ in the Tottenham job as the German would be looking to build a longer-term project at his next club after departing Bayern Munich.
Nageslmann is now thought to be at the top of Spurs’ wishlist to replace Antonio Conte (Football Insider) and over recent days multiple publications have talked up the Lilywhites’ chances of snapping up the recently departed Bayern boss.
The Telegraph revealed a few days ago that the 35-year-old has had a soft spot for Tottenham since Mauricio Pochettino’s time in North London and even owns a Spurs replica shirt.
Meanwhile, Christian Falk revealed on Monday that in Nagelsmann’s original career plan when he was at Leipzig, he considered taking the Spurs job before making the step up to one of Europe’s five biggest clubs.
Bild even suggested this week that the German coach could be tempted to join Spurs so that he can lock horns with the world’s best coaches like Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.
Jones has now remarked that a project like the one at Tottenham is exactly what Nagelsmann would be looking for after the issues he faced at the Allianz Stadium.
The journalist told GiveMeSport: “I think Nagelsmann is going to have a big decision to make.
“I’m told he’s always looked at Tottenham as a solid club that would be a perfect place to build a platform.
“I don’t think he would have expected to end up at Bayern Munich as early as he did in his career.
“Tottenham is that level of a club that’s just below the very elite and I think because he can build a project there, he’d still be very interested in joining.”
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Realistically speaking, it would be very difficult for any coach to turn down Real Madrid if they come calling.
Nagelsmann would be aware that he might not get the chance to work at the Santiago Bernabeu again if he turns them down this summer and if his next job does not go as planned.
So, while the Tottenham hierarchy should pull out all the stops to appoint the German, they should certainly not be putting all their eggs in one basket.
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