Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of landing Julian Nagelsmann as their new permanent manager have been dealt a blow as the 35-year-old is keen to know who will be the next sporting director at the club before he commits to his future.

Nagelsmann is one of the most highly-rated young coaches in the game after forging an impressive career with Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig.

Julian Nagelsmann

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His time at Bayern Munich was not quite as successful, and he was relieved of his duties earlier this year.

Nagelsmann is currently on gardener’s leave from the German giants, and considering options for his next role.

It is thought Nagelsmann is ‘tempted’ by the Spurs job (Sport Bild). However, the young German is keen to get certain demands addressed before he would take over the role (Independent).

Those demands could prove to be problematic for Spurs due to the current situation at the club which has seen managing director of football Fabio Paratici leave his role.

The Italian has been hit by a global ban for his involvement in Juventus’ false accounting scandal.

Now, the latest from the Telegraph claims Nagelsmann would want to know who will be responsible for “leading recruitment and strategy” if he is to take the job at Spurs.

Daniel Levy is currently said to be “looking at options” for the director of football role, but that may not be the only issue.

Apparently, the club’s wage budget may not be suitable for Nagelsmann’s desired transfer targets, as the German would want to bring in “higher earners above Spurs’ expectations.”

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If Levy is serious about hiring someone like Nagelsmann, he needs to get the director of football sorted before the season ends and then go to Nagelsmann with a suitable offer and prove that he will back his ambition and transfer strategy.

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