Mainz 05 boss Bo Svensson has emerged as a contender for the Tottenham Hotspur manager role, as a number of names continue to be linked with the vacancy.
Tottenham are on the hunt for a new permanent manager after parting ways with Antonio Conte at the end of March.
His former assistant, Cristian Stellini, was installed as interim manager until the end of the season, but lasted just four games before being dismissed after the 6-1 defeat against Newcastle United last weekend.
Ryan Mason is now Acting Head Coach until the end of the campaign, at which point it is assumed a permanent appointment will be made.
The frontrunner for the role appears to be Julian Nagelsmann, with ‘optimism’ that the 35-year-old is an achievable target for the position (The Daily Mail).
Feyenoord boss Arne Slot is also thought to be on the shortlist (Soccer News), along with Luis Enrique (Telegraph), and Vincent Kompany (Fabrizio Romano).
Now, in the latest report from ESPN, another name has been mentioned in relation to the Spurs job, as Svensson appears to be in the running.
Svensson has been in charge of Mainz since January 2021. He previously managed in the second tier of Germany and at various youth teams.
He has done fine work with Mainz this season, with the side currently eighth in the Bundesliga table. It is claimed Svensson is now “being considered” for the job at Spurs.
The likes of Brendan Rodgers, Ange Postecloglou, and Roberto De Zerbi are also mooted as potential options for the North London club.
Spurs Web Opinion
There’s no denying Svensson has done a good job with Mainz in the time he has been there, and I do like the idea of a less high-profile manager coming in.
However, my first choice would still be Nagelsmann if we can get him.
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