Sources at Football Insider have suggested Tottenham Hotspur will make contact with Julian Nagelsmann in a bid to appoint him as their replacement for Antonio Conte, amid reports the German has been sacked by Bayern Munich.
Fabrizio Romano announced on Twitter last night that Nagelsmann was set to be sacked by the Bundesliga giants, and he would be replaced by former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel. The sacking was later confirmed by BILD, as was the appointment of Tuchel.
It was thought Tuchel was a ‘possibility’ for the Spurs job (ESPN) but that doesn’t appear to be happening given the situation in Germany.
Tottenham could well be in need of a new manager later this week, as The Telegraph claimed Conte would lose his job imminently.
That report posited the idea that coach Ryan Mason would take over as caretaker manager until the end of the season.
This follows Conte’s controversial press conference last weekend, where he criticised his playing staff and the Tottenham Hotspur hierarchy (Football.London).
Things have taken a twist now, with the revelation that Nagelsmann could be available. The 35-year-old is one of the most highly-rated young coaches in the game, with a penchant for attacking, exciting football.
The latest from Football Insider claims the current situation has “opened the door” for Tottenham to make a move for Nagelsmann.
The development in Germany “adds a new layer of intrigue” to the North London club’s own managerial dilemma.
The report adds that Tottenham have “been locked in talks” with Conte’s representatives all week to discuss the “terms of his departure and the pay-off he will receive” if he does leave his position.
While they deal with Conte’s potential severance, it is believed the surprise availability of Nagelsmann is viewed as something of a “game-changer” for Spurs.
Having been “targeted by the club in the past,” it is now thought Tottenham would be keen to discuss their project with the young German coach.
Spurs Web Opinion
Tottenham would be foolish not to swoop and get Nagelsmann on board.
He would bring entertaining football back to the club, would get the best out of the squad we have, and is the kind of manager you can begin a real rebuild project with.
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