Report: Daniel Levy ‘likely’ to return to original managerial shortlist

Fabio Paratici
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Daniel Levy is determined to get his search for a new head coach back on track this week, according to The Athletic.

The report claims that Levy wants to hire a coach who meets the initial criteria he outlined during a message to supporters last month in which he claimed he was aware that the club needed a person who plays free-flowing, attacking football and wants to work with younger players to give them a pathway to the first team (Spurs official).

It is said that the Spurs chairman is likely to return to his original shortlist which was created before the arrival of the club’s new managing director of football, Fabio Paratici.

Reverting to the original list is likely to see Ajax’s Erik ten Hag and Brighton boss Graham Potter back in the sights of the North Londoners.

Potter was considered early on in the managerial search following Jose Mourinho’s departure, while Fabrizio Romano claimed in April that Spurs had scheduled talks with Ten Hag before he signed a new one-year contract extension with the Dutch giants.

Paratici was said to have been involved in the club’s decision to hold talks with Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso; only for the North Londoners to decide against appointing all three.

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It appears that Tottenham are back to square one in their managerial search if Levy is prepared to return to his original shortlist, how he tries to persuade the likes of ten Hag that they are the right fit given the amount of others already linked with the job in the past will be a tough task, even for a negotiator of his reputation.

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