Report explains why ‘manager’s graveyard’ Spurs are not attractive to big managers

The Athletic have revealed that Tottenham are perceived by some as a manager’s graveyard, which is part of the reason why the club are finding it difficult to attract top coaches.

Following the collapse of Arne Slot‘s move to Spurs, the publication has dug into why it is that the North London club is not as lucrative a destination for top managers as it once was.

Arne Slot
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The report reveals that various sources in the game have suggested that the job is perceived as a poisoned chalice, with some viewing the club as a ‘manager’s graveyard’ after seeing both Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte fail in the role recently.

The outlet adds that the sense of uncertainty over Harry Kane‘s future also makes it a tricky job for managers to take up as it would be challenging to build a team without knowing whether the striker is going to leave in the next 12 months.

Additionally, The Athletic reveal that some managerial candidates such as Julian Nagelsmann were put off by the uncertainty regarding the structure at the club due to the fact that there is no director of football in place.

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All these are valid points and would certainly be considered by top managers before taking the job.

However, this article does seem reactionary as the facts are that many top managers still want the Spurs job.

By all accounts, Arne Slot was extremely keen on the role and the move collapsed due to Tottenham not being able to agree on compensation with Feyenoord.

I suspect that the likes of Ruben Amorim and Luis Enrique would also be ready to take the job if it is offered to them.

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