The latest report on Julian Nagelsmann’s situation claims Tottenham Hotspur may have to pay up to £10 million in compensation fees to Bayern Munich if they are to hire the young coach.
Nagelsmann had forged an impressive reputation in Germany with success at both Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig, before going on to take the top job at Bayern.
His time with the Bundesliga giants ended in disappointing fashion after being relieved of his duties at the end of March for losing the top spot in the German league.
He was replaced by Thomas Tuchel shortly after, but is currently on gardening leave, meaning Bayern could be due compensation if Nagelsmann were to take on a new role.
The 35-year-old has been heavily linked with the vacant role at Tottenham Hotspur and it is thought positive discussions have been held between the two parties already (90 Min).
However, the latest from the Telegraph suggests Tottenham could be forced to make a huge payment to Bayern if they do hire Nagelsmann.
It is thought Nagelsmann’s gardening leave status will not change any time soon and “will still be the case at the end of this season.”
Sources claim the compensation for Nagelsmann could “run past the £10 million mark.”
When considering this and the German coach’s high wages, he becomes the “most expensive option” for Spurs in the hunt for their next permanent manager.
There is thought to be interest from Nagelsmann’s side when it comes to taking the job, but he is keen to get reassurances on the situation regarding the sporting director role at Spurs and how that will affect his ability to build a team capable of winning silverware.
Spurs Web Opinion
It’s easy to say we should just pay the fee and get Nagelsmann in when it’s not our money, but it is a big sum of money to be shelling out on a new manager.
Nevertheless, he is the best option out there and we have to be ambitious if we are to rebuild this side from the disastrous season we’ve endured.
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