Report: Manager linked with Newcastle job ‘tried’ to take over at Spurs

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Bild journalist Christian Falk has revealed that Ralf Rangnick previously tried to become the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.

After Jose Mourinho was sacked over the summer, initial reports indicated that Rangnick was one of the options to take over as Spurs head coach, but the job eventually went to Nuno Espirito Santo.

The 63-year-old, who has previously managed the likes of Hannover, Schalke and Hoffenheim, has not worked in coaching since being promoted to Head of Sport and Development for Red Bull GmbH in 2019.

The experienced German now serves in the same role at Russian club FC Lokomotiv Moscow.

Following Newcastle’s £305million Saudi-led takeover, reports have suggested that Steve Bruce could be replaced as the Magpies head coach, with Rangnick being one of the names linked with the St James’ Park hot seat.

Falk has now taken to social media to reveal that the former RB Leipzig boss dreams of working in the Premier League and previously tried to come to Spurs.

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When Rangnick was linked with Spurs over the summer, I only wanted him if he was to join as the director of football. Given that he has been out of coaching for several years, appointing him as the head coach would have been a huge risk. I would be surprised if Newcastle replace Bruce with the 63-year-old.

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