Alasdair Gold has stated that while Tottenham were initially hopeful of appointing a new manager before the end of the season, the club’s plans had to change due to a number of issues including fan unrest due to the European Super League debacle.
It has been over a month since Jose Mourinho was relieved of his duties but Tottenham appearsno closer to confirming who is set to replace the Portuguese coach.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano revealed on the most recent episode of the Here We Go Podcast that Spurs have narrowed down their chase to three managers who the club are now speaking to.
The journalist predicted that the club could confirm an appointment in a matter of just days.
However, Gold has now revealed that talks with the various candidates are only likely to progress after the season has come to an end since the candidates on Tottenham’s wish-list are all currently employed.
He said on his YouTube channel: “We’re getting there. What I would say is that the club’s original intention, I was made aware, is that they wanted to announce one before the end of the season.
“As I said in recent weeks that was a hope that unfortunately with reality and with all the fall out with the Super League has become less and less realistic.
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“What I understand is that the main candidates for the role are currently employed by other clubs. Any talks that have taken place so far will have been over Zoom.
“From the end of the season they can talk to people face to face – once the season has finished, anyone within a club is then out of their bubble.
“That means you can meet face to face with people from other clubs. I think some talks have taken place, but the bulk will [occur later] and the better time to do it is when this weekend is done.”