Tottenham Hotspur are ready to take advantage of recently sacked Julian Nagelsmann’s situation to solve their managerial problem in what would be an astonishing mid-season managerial merry-go-round.
Spurs are already looking for a replacement for head coach Antonio Conte, who is expected to leave the club at the end of his contract in the summer.
A lot of names have been linked, including Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique, and others.
Yet, the most recent name to be placed into the mix may come as a surprise given to the abrupt nature of his departure from management.
Julian Nagelsmann was the manager of Bayern Munich until the club’s board of directors decided to make a surprise move of sacking the 35-year-old.
According to the Evening Standard, Tottenham will keep an eye on events at Bayern Munich, with ties to a move for Nagelsmann.
According to the source, Spurs have previously considered hiring the coach for a position, but the possibility to do so has arisen again.
Tottenham to replace Conte with Nagelsmann
With Tottenham training without Antonio Conte during the international break, it’s widely anticipated that the Italian will not return as manager when the Premier League returns.
Conte went on an unprecedented outburst about the club last Saturday, casting doubt on his future.
Thus, as per the recent reports, it is now being claimed that the former Bayern Munich boss will take on the charges.
Following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal, Spurs evaluated Nagelsmann as a candidate to lead the club in 2021.
Finally, the club chose Nuno Espirito Santo, who lasted only a few months before being replaced by Conte.
If the German is indeed hired by the London club, Nagelsmann, 35, would be the Premier League’s youngest manager.
After handling the job with RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim, the former center-back moved to Bayern Munich, where he won the Bundesliga in his debut season.
However, Nagelsmann was fired by the German giants after a terrible run of form culminated in a 2-1 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen last Sunday, which deprived Bayern first place in the Bundesliga heading into the international break.
Last night, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano announced Nagelsmann’s surprise departure and that Thomas Tuchel will be his replacement, tweeting: “Full agreement in place. He has already accepted the job.”
At Bayern, Nagelsmann had a 71.4% winning percentage and Spurs are favourites to hire the German coach before the Premier League resumes.