Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has suggested that failing to qualify for next season’s Champions League might come as a major blow for Tottenham in their pursuit of Julian Nagelsmann.
Multiple publications have reported recently that Tottenham have already spoken to Nagelsmann regarding taking over at the club, with the German thought to be one of the leading candidates on the North London club’s wishlist (Evening Standard).
However, according to Sky Germany‘s update from earlier this week, the talks between the two parties are only at a preliminary stage, with no concrete discussions held so far.
The report explained that while Naglemsann considers a move to Tottenham to be a ‘conceivable option’, there are still ‘some open questions to be clarified’ before the 35-year-old takes the job.
This includes clarity over who the club’s director of football would be and the role that he would have in transfer decisions.
Since then, Florian Plettenberg has revealed that Spurs are pushing ‘more and more’ for the young German after holding more talks this week.
Sheth has now suggested that Nagelsmann might be turned off by the fact that Spurs are not likely to be in the Champions League next season and the journalists suggested that the Lilywhites might have to give the former Bayer boss plenty of ‘reassurances’ on transfers.
When asked about Tottenham’s pursuit of the German, he told CaughtOffside: “It’s looking unlikely that they’re going to get top four, so that’s a big negative as far as they’re concerned in that they won’t be able to offer him Champions League football.
“But on the flip side, when they show players and managers around the stadium and the training ground, they can’t help but be impressed.
“If they can impress Nagelsmann enough and give him plenty of reassurances about recruitment in the summer, it could be a realistic option for Tottenham to try and get Nagelsmann.”
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Realistically speaking, Nagelsmann might not have too many other options at the moment apart from Spurs as Real Madrid seem like they could turn to other candidates if they part ways with Carlo Ancelotti.
The PSG job is the only other big one that might open up this summer and perhaps Nagelsmann would be put off by the idea of joining the Parisians, given the experience he had at Bayern.
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