Reports suggest that Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing Julian Nagelsmann as a potential replacement for Antonio Conte, who recently departed from the club. The Italian manager was let go by Spurs after just 16 months in charge, despite guiding the team to a top-four finish last season. However, the club’s board was unhappy with Conte’s outburst following a 3-3 draw against Southampton, where he labelled the players as “selfish” and criticised the ownership of the club.
As a result, Tottenham have already begun drawing up a list of potential candidates to take over as manager in the summer. The Daily Mail has reported that 10 managers are in the running, with Nagelsmann being one of them. The German coach was surprisingly sacked by Bayern Munich on Friday, making him available for the position.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly keen to speak to Nagelsmann about the vacant managerial position, although there are other names on the list as well. Thomas Tuchel, who succeeded Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich, was also being eyed up by Spurs, but he was brought in by Chelsea instead. Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has also been mentioned as a potential candidate, with many fans hoping for his return.
However, there are concerns that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez may try to lure Pochettino away from Tottenham. Luis Enrique, the ex-Barcelona boss, is another option for Spurs, as he is currently available after Spain relieved him of his duties following the World Cup. Fulham’s Marco Silva and Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi are also on Tottenham’s list of potential candidates.
While De Zerbi has been performing well since succeeding Graham Potter at Brighton, talkSPORT understands that he is likely to reject any approach from Tottenham. Two more Premier League managers, Brentford’s Thomas Frank and Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper, are also being considered. Eintracht Frankfurt’s Oliver Glasner, who guided the Bundesliga side to Europa League glory last season, is another name in the ring. Finally, Porto boss Sergio Conceicao and Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou are the last two on Spurs’ list of targets.
In conclusion, Tottenham Hotspur are actively seeking a new manager to replace Antonio Conte, with Julian Nagelsmann being one of the potential candidates. The club’s board is reportedly keen to speak to the German coach about the vacant position, although there are other names on the list as well. Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique, Marco Silva, and Roberto De Zerbi are among the other potential candidates for the job.