The Sun have claimed that Daniel Levy has reservations over Julian Nagelsmann’s age and his tendency to be quite outspoken with his views.
Nagelsmann has been without work since parting ways with Bayern Munich back in March and the road seems clear for Tottenham to make a move for the German, with Chelsea now on the cusp of appointing Mauricio Pochettino (Fabrizio Romano).
However, The Sun have now suggested that Levy does have reservations regarding Nagelsmann’s age, with him being one year younger than Hugo Lloris and six years older than the likes of Harry Kane and Eric Dier.
The Spurs chairman is said to want be sure that the recently departed Bayern Munich boss would have the respect of everyone at Spurs, including Kane.
There is also said to be some concern over Nagelsmann’s outspoken nature as the 35-year-old ‘annoyed’ the Bayern hierarchy with his views, which is described as ‘the last thing’ Tottenham need after their experiences with Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho.
However, The Sun add that neither of these concerns are ‘deal breakers’ and assert that as thing stand, Nagelsmann remains the favourite to take over at Spurs.
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I do not think Nagelsmann’s age would be a point of concern for Spurs as the German is quite experienced, having started his coaching career quite young.
However, his outspoken nature would be of concern to the club, particularly if the 35-year-old is not fully enthusiastic about the prospect of taking over at Tottenham.
After the experiences with Mourinho and Conte, the last thing Tottenham need is an egotistical big-name who sees himself as too good for a club of Spurs’ stature.
We desperately need a unifying figure at the moment.
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