Opinion: Why Oliver Glasner is a perfect fit for Tottenham

Tottenham are on the search for a new manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho. Ryan Mason is currently in charge of the team as interim manager, but Tottenham will surely want to bring in a more established manager in the summer.

Many well-known faces emerged as potential managers such as Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers, Erik ten Hag, Scott Parker, and Roberto Martinez (Express).

However, after the news broke that Nagelsmann was set to join Bayern Munich, Gianluigi Longari reported that Spurs had added Oliver Glasner to their list.

Background Information

Oliver Glasner is an Austrian manager who is currently managing VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. His team are currently third in the league and look as though they will be playing in the Champions League next season.

Glasner had managed many Austrian clubs before joining VfL Wolfsburg such as RB Salzburg and LASK. However, he only ever won the Austrian Second League.

Despite this, VfL Wolfsburg’s superb performance this season has likely caught the attention of many teams across Europe.

Glasner’s contract with VfL Wolfsburg runs out in the summer of 2022. If Tottenham are to bring Glasner to Spurs, financial compensations will have to be made by Daniel Levy in order to bring him in one year before his contract ends.


Glasner prefers to play the 4-2-3-1 formation which perfectly fits into Tottenham’s playing style. Spurs were playing in this formation under Pochettino and the players adapted to it.

Under Jose Mourinho, there were various formations being experimented, but the most consistent was also the 4-2-3-1.

Many Spurs fans have been complaining about the lack of attacking tactics from Jose Mourinho and lately, Ryan Mason. Oliver Glasner is a perfect fit for Tottenham fans because he implements attacking football into any club he manages at.

Before Glasner’s appointment at VfL Wolfsburg, the Bundesliga side were constantly finishing in the bottom half. However, since his arrival at the club, they have been finishing in Europa League and Champions League positions.

Spurs fans could be sceptical about bringing in a “lesser-known” manager who hasn’t won many major honours before. However, Glasner’s future looks promising and if Tottenham give him the right resources, he will thrive in the Premier League.

Tottenham’s Future

The success of future Spurs managers will rely on the commitment of Daniel Levy in the form of available finances. Great managers such as Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho were unsuccessful at the club because of the lack of investment from the Tottenham board.

Spurs fans are desperate for future managers to have the freedom of signing players of their choice. Fans can only hope that a new owner will emerge out of the shadows or hope that Daniel Levy will invest more into the club financially.

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