Bild have revealed that Tottenham had doubts about hiring Julian Nagelsmann so soon after his departure from Bayern Munich, particularly since the German would have to recruit a new backroom staff.
It was reported on Friday that Tottenham had decided to end their interest in Nagelsmann as a candidate to replace Antonio Conte (Evening Standard).
The report added that while the North London club respect the 35-year-old, they did not consider him a good fit for the role and are thus decided against holding any further talks with his entourage.
Bild have also confirmed that while Spurs did initially consider Nagelsmanna as a candidate, the dialogue between the parties has now ended.
The publication adds that there were ‘doubts’ at the Premier League club as to whether a commitment with the German would make sense less than two months after an acrimonious exit from the Allianz Arena.
It is also explained that Nagelsmann may also have to ‘completely reorganize his coaching team’ as none of his assistants will go with him to his next job.
Bild explain that Nagelsmann’s long-team assistant Dino Toppmoller is a particularly big loss and that he is now considered a top candidate to succeed Oliver Glasner at Eintracht Frankfurt.
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The backroom staff situation is significant as Spurs would have been aware that they would essentially be getting a completely different coaching team than the one Nagelsmann has had at his previous jobs.
I also wonder if the fact that the German is a big name who was not particularly enthusiastic about the Spurs job, might have played a role in Tottenham’s decision.
After the Mourinho and Conte decisions, the Tottenham hierarchy might have wanted a manager who sees the job as his best opportunity rather than as one that is slightly beneath him.
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