Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur have not zeroed in on their top target to replace Antonio Conte just yet.
Although Conte is still yet to be sacked by Tottenham, a week after his tirade against the Spurs players, reports continue to claim that the writing is on the wall for the Italian.
The Evening Standard stated on Friday that the senior players at the North London club do not expect the 53-year-old to be in charge for their next game against Everton on April 3.
Over the last couple of weeks, a whole host of managers have been linked with the Tottenham hot seat, including the likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Roberto De Zerbi, Oliver Glasner, Thomas Frank, Marco Silva and others (The Athletic).
Since Bayern Munich’s sacking of Julian Nagelsmann, multiple outlets have reported over the last 48 hours that the German has now emerged as one of Spurs’ top targets (Football Insider and Telegraph).
However, Sheth believes that the Lilywhites hierarchy are continuing to study various candidates.
The journalist told GiveMeSport: “The information I’m getting is that Tottenham are doing due diligence on lots of managers.
“I understand that they might have sounded out Tuchel but it was probably a no-go as he was living in Munich and I think he was waiting for the Bayern Munich job to come about.
“He probably didn’t expect it to come about so soon with Nagelsmann in situ and his contract running until 2026.
“To do that midseason, just ahead of a Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City is a big call from Bayern Munich, but they will have had their reasons.”
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The Spurs hierarchy might well have been split on who to appoint until a couple of days ago but I believe that Nagelsmann would have shot to the top of their wishlist as soon as the news of his sacking by Bayern emerged.
One would expect the club to now pull out all the stops to appoint the German.
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