The Athletic has revealed that Daniel Levy is considering bringing in a sporting director to Tottenham to work with whoever the next manager is.

With Ryan Mason installed as the interim head coach until the end of the season, Levy has given himself some time to find the best candidate to replace Jose Mourinho.

The Athletic reveal that Julian Nagelsmann is at the top of Tottenham’s wishlist, with Levy having been an admirer of the RB Leipzig boss for many years.

Tottenham are said to be looking for someone who can develop their talented young players, play an attractive brand of football and improve the spirit and culture of the club, with Nagelsmann thought to tick all the boxes.

Contrary to some of the speculation in the press, it is claimed in the report that former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has not been contacted by the North London club.

Whoever the new coach is, he might have to work with a director of football, a role which Spurs have not had since Franco Baldini left the club in 2015.

That would be a major change from the current model where Levy, the manager and technical performance director Steve Hitchen make most of the key decisions between them.

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While the likes of Pochettino and Mourinho are managers who like to have more control off the pitch, the names Spurs have been linked with (i.e Nagelsmann, Rodgers, Parker etc) are training ground coaches who like to drill the team. So, I am not surprised that Levy is considering appointing a director of football to oversee the club’s long-term strategy and take away some pressure from the next head coach.

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