Report: Spurs want 62-year-old credited with influencing Tuchel and Klopp

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The Telegraph have claimed that former Schalke and RB Leipzig boss, Ralf Rangnick is a target for Tottenham as the club continue their search for a new head coach.

Tottenham have suffered a blow in their hunt for Julian Nagelsmann, with the RB Leipzig boss now on his way to Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

With Nagelsmann now out of the picture, The Telegraph claim that Rangnick is one of the candidates the North Londoners are considering for the role.

The report explains that the German coach, who has also previously served as a director of football at Leipzig, is credited with influencing the likes of Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp and Ralph Hassenhuttl.

It is claimed that Tottenham considered appointing Rangnick before they handed the job to Andre Villas-Boas in 2012 and that the 62-year-old was also a target for Chelsea before they appointed Thomas Tuchel in January.

The report names Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers and England boss Gareth Southgate as the other candidates on Tottenham’s radar.

Spurs Web Opinion

Other than Rodgers, none of the other candidates being linked with the Spurs job are standout names. While the likes of Ten Hag and Rangnick have a good track record, appointing them would certainly entail an element of risk due to their lack of Premier League experience.

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