Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Paris Saint-Germain are now considering an approach for Julian Nagelsmann, who was previously rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar. 

It now appears increasingly likely that Ange Postecoglou is going to be appointed as Spurs’ next head coach, with The Athletic reporting on Sunday that the Celtic boss is now ‘close’ to taking over in N17.

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The news has received a mixed reception among the Tottenham fan base, with some excited about the football that the Australian can get the team playing while others are questioning why the club have gone for someone who is unproven at the top level.

Among the various candidates who have been linked with the Spurs hot seat over the past couple of months, the biggest name and the one that got the fan base the most excited was Julian Nagelsmann.

However, Tottenham ruled out an approach for the German about a month ago, insisting that they do not see him as a good fit (Evening Standard).

That being said, some other sources have suggested that the 35-year-old might have been the one who ruled himself out of the running owing to doubts over the club’s structure (Daily Mail).

The Times had hinted that Tottenham could reopen talks with the German, although that now seems very unlikely with the Postecoglou developments.

If Romano’s latest update is to be believed, Nagelsmann has now emerged as a contender to replace Christophe Galtier at PSG.

The journalist took to social media to reveal that the Parisians have had internal discussions about the former Bayern Munich boss, who is one of the options they are considering as their search for a new head coach reaches its ‘crucial stages’.

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It is anybody’s guess why it is that Tottenham’s pursuit of Nagelsmann fell through.

However, I do get the feeling that if Spurs really wanted the German, they could have got him as long as they were willing to accept his demands regarding the director of football and control of transfers.

However, the North London club were perhaps not 100 per cent sold on Nagelsmann due to the circumstances of his exit from Bayern and the fact that his backroom staff look like they will not be following him to his next club. 

Levy and co might have also had doubts about appointing another big-name manager who sees the job as being slightly beneath him.

They might have prioritised hiring a head coach who would see the position as the pinnacle of his career so far.

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