Tottenham Hotspur are unlikely to have former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel as their next head coach, according to journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke.
Antonio Conte’s future in north London has been the subject of intense press speculation over the last couple of weeks with it said that the Italian is increasingly unlikely to be at the club next season and could even depart earlier if Tottenham’s top four hopes are put in jeopardy (The Mirror).
Tottenham have the option to trigger a 12-month extension in the Italian’s contract, with his current deal set to expire this summer, however there is no appetite from either party to extend his tenure (Daily Mail).
Tuchel has been out of work since last September after being sacked by Chelsea’s new ownership, fronted by American Todd Boehly.
The German is said to need convincing by chairman Daniel Levy if he were to take over at Tottenham about whether he would receive the backing to turn the side into genuine title contenders (The Sun).
Pitt-Brooke told The View from The Lane: “I think it’s unlikely at this point to be Tuchel. He’s a name that’s come up a lot, there’s been so many whispers about him, him being positioned, or him being put forward to be the next Tottenham manager,”
“But my impression is he would like his next job to be at a club that’s set up to win things. He’s seen what’s happened to Conte, he knows you can be a brilliant manager, go into Tottenham and you can’t immediately compete for stuff.”
Tuchel is likely to be holding out to see what his chances are of getting the Real Madrid job this summer if Carlo Ancelotti were to leave, however, he could find himself up against Mauricio Pochettino in competing for the job.
Tottenham have turned into a bargain bin Chelsea in recent years after a number of appointments of former managers of the Stamford Bridge outfit, this time, Spurs need to look elsewhere.
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