The Sun have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur face a battle to convince Thomas Tuchel that the project in North London is ambitious enough for him to return to management.

There have been several contradictory reports regarding Tottenham’s pursuit of Tuchel over the last few days.

The Athletic reported on Tuesday that the German might not be tempted by the Spurs job since he knows that the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich could come calling for him in the summer.

Journalist Ben Jacobs told TEAMtalk on Thursday that the former Chelsea boss is not near the top of Tottenham’s wishlist since the Lilywhites hierarchy do not see him as the right fit for the project.

The Guardian talked up Tottenham’s chances of snapping up Tuchel this morning by claiming that the 49-year-old would like his next job to be in the Premier League.

This has now also been backed up by The Sun, who state that the former Chelsea boss is keen to remain in England. However, they explain that persuading Tuchel to take over will be far from straightforward for Spurs.

Tuchel has not taken another managerial job in football since his sacking in September of last year. He won 60 of his 100 games in charge of Chelsea, leading them to Champions League success when they defeated Manchester City 1-0 in Porto.

The Blues also won the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup under his command, as well as losing two FA Cup finals.

The report suggests that Daniel Levy will have to convince the German coach he can give him the tools to make Tottenham a serious trophy contender.

Thomas Tuchel

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It goes without saying that a coach of Tuchel’s calibre will not take over unless he is convinced that Spurs can be title challengers.

However, having not had success with the strategy of appointing big-name managers over the last few years, I would prefer us to go back to appointing a project manager.

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