Sky Sports have revealed that Tottenham would need to appoint an ambitious manager like Mauricio Pochettino or Thomas Tuchel to convince Harry Kane to commit his future to the club.
The report states that Kane is not at the right stage of his career for another longer-term project or yet another rebuild. The striker is said to be keen on winning silverware as soon as possible as he does not want to be remembered as someone who broke goal records but has no team accolades to show for it.
Tuchel has been out of work since last September after being sacked by Chelsea’s new ownership and was replaced with former Brighton boss Graham Potter who has experienced a tough start to life at Stamford Bridge.
It is claimed that Pochettino returning to Tottenham would be enough to convince the England captain to put pen to paper on a new deal.
Sources close to the player are also thought to believe that Tuchel’s arrival could convince Kane to stick around, given the ambition that the appointment would demonstrate.
However, The Athletic reported last week that Pochettino is not likely to feature on Fabio Paratici’s shortlist to replace Antonio Conte while Ben Jacobs told TEAMtalk last week that Tuchel is not seen as the right fit for the job.
Sky Sports’ senior reporter Melissa Reddy wrote: “Much will depend on where Spurs (and United) finish domestically this season, as well as who succeeds Conte.
“Mauricio Pochettino would convince Kane to extend his deal if appointed, while sources close to the player believe he could also be swayed by an ambitious hire like Thomas Tuchel.”
Kane revealed in an interview with ES Magazine in June 2021 that he and Pochettino had a relationship that went beyond football at Spurs having worked together for five-and-a-half years.
Tottenham are set to sit down with current head coach Antonio Conte early next month to discuss his future and do not intent to contact any potential successor until the Italian’s fate is confirmed (The Athletic).
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While Mauricio Pochettino returning to Tottenham would likely go a long way towards convincing Kane to sign a new contract, that certainly cannot be the Spurs hierarchy’s main consideration when finalising Conte’s replacement.
Paratici and Levy will only be thinking about who would be the best candidate to help Spurs compete with the big boys and hope that Kane’s future will take care of itself if the results are positive.
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