Report: Spurs overlooked one manager target because of his style of play

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to unveil Ange Postecoglou as their new manager, but the club had also looked at Vincent Kompany, Luis Enrique, and Ruben Amorim before reaching their decision.

After more than two months of searching for Antonio Conte’s permanent replacement, it appears Tottenham have found their man in the form of Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou.

Ruben Amorim
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Talks between the North London club and the Australian manager are believed to have occurred in the wake of Celtic’s Scottish Cup win on Saturday and Postecoglou is now thought to have said ‘yes’ to Spurs (Football Insider). Fabrizio Romano has given the move his ‘here we go’ seal of approval. 

Many names had come and gone in Tottenham Hotspur‘s arduous search for a new full-time coach. A worrying number of candidates actually distanced themselves from the role by committing to their current club.

With the hunt seemingly over, pending official confirmation, it’s worth looking back at the various candidates who were believed to be in the running at different times.

A report from The Times details Tottenham’s process over the last couple of months and lists some of the names who could have filled the vacancy.

Arne Slot decided to stick with Feyenoord rather than move to North London, and speculation linking Julian Nagelsmann to the role ultimately led to nothing.

Meanwhile, Tottenham “also had an interest” in Burnley boss Vincent Kompany before he agreed a new deal with the Clarets.

Spurs are also thought to have spoken with Luis Enrique. However, the discussion with the out-of-work Spaniard did not lead to anything meaningful.

Sporting Lisbon’s Rúben Amorim was also considered, but there were “concerns” over the “counterattacking style” of play he favours.

Spurs Web Opinion

Out of the options that didn’t work out there, I think Luis Enrique is one we may regret passing up on. He’s a manager who revitalised a stagnant Spain side and has the experience required to get the best out of Spurs. But, we are firmly behind Postecoglou now. 

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