The Telegraph have reported that Tottenham are now ‘set to seek talks’ with Julian Nagelsmann following his alleged exit from Bayern Munich.
It is said that Spurs first made a move for Nagelsmann two years ago when they were searching for Jose Mourinho’s replacement in the dugout.
The Telegraph also state that Nagelsmann himself ‘developed an affinity’ with Tottenham during the Mauricio Pochettino years.
It is even said that he owned a replica Tottenham shirt, so he certainly knows all about the North London club. His sacking reportedly ‘presents an opportunity’ for the Lilywhites.
This comes after the disappointing 3-3 draw against Southampton which led to Conte delivering a highly-critical tirade in his post-match press conference, where he questioned the ambition of his players and the Tottenham hierarchy (Football.London).
As a result, it is thought Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is now considering his next steps and there is a chance Conte could be sacked during the international break (Telegraph).
Many suspected Conte and Tottenham would part ways in the summer when the Italian’s current contract expires (Daily Mail), but it seems the 53-year-old’s departure could be expedited now.
The latest from the Independent claims the atmosphere within the Tottenham dressing room is now “close to toxic” after Conte’s comments. The report adds that Conte’s time at the club “could well end before the season finishes.”
It remains to be seen what the outcome of this situation will be, but according to the report, Conte’s position at the club now appears to be “irretrievable.”
It is thought that, due to the nature of his comments towards the playing staff, “many of the players would now prefer him gone.”
Spurs Web Opinion
It’s no surprise that the squad would be feeling deflated and angry over Antonio Conte’s comments. In many ways, he was correct in the things he was saying, but the manner in which he said them, and the public nature of the outburst, was simply not the correct way to air such concerns.
Nagelsmann would arguably be the perfect choice for the next manager. A young coach with a flair for attacking football and the time/energy to set up shop for a long-term project, which is exactly what Tottenham need.
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