Report: Spurs-linked manager admits he’s close to taking up new job

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a potential blow in their managerial search after Hansi Flick admitted he is close to replacing Joachim Low as Germany boss after the European Championships in the summer.

The Guardian claimed a few days ago that Spurs have held talks with Flick over the managerial vacancy at the club but it was suggested that the North Londoners were unlikely to get their man.

Catalan publication RAC1, also reported that Flick had emerged as Barcelona’s preferred choice to replace Ronald Koeman. 

Flick has done a tremendous job at the Allianz Arena since taking over at Niko Kovac midway through last season, guiding the club to a historic treble last campaign. 

Flick all depart the German giants at the end of the season with Julian Nagelsmann having already been confirmed as his successor.

However, it has been confirmed that the German coach will depart Bayern at the end of the season, with Julian Nagelsmann set to replace him at the helm.

“It is as it always is: I don’t comment on any requests I might get,” Flick said to Sky Sports.

“But this much is clear: I have spoken with the DFB [German Football Association]. That’s what I can tell you. And everyone knows how I feel about the national squad.

“But there are things that have to be managed. Right now it is about details. And when everything is done, there might be a quick announcement.

“At the moment, however, I’ve put my focus on Augsburg.”

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