Julian Nagelsmann will not become the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur, as described by various reports in England.
- Tottenham decide against Nagelsmann
- Proces for a new manager still at the start
- Nagelsmann to PSG or Real Madrid?
What is the news?
Tottenham Hotspur have decided not to move forward with Julian Nagelsmann as their next manager. The German coach has been tipped as the hot favourite for the job and it was reported Spurs had already made contact with Nagelsmann. However, The Guardian now states that Nagelsmann was never considered by Spurs, as the club is not focusing on a single candidate and that they are still in the proces of exploring the market.
Possible candidates at Spurs
It is now believed that Tottenham are still working on a shortlist of possible candidates before they will be starting negotiations. One of the options that has been put forward is Vincent Kompany, but the Belgian has signed a new contract at Burnley, committing his short-term future to the newly promoted Premier League club. Other names under review are Rúben Amorim, Sporting Portugal manager, Arne Slot of Feyenoord, Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou and Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso.
What next for Nagelsmann?
The decision of Tottenham is the second blow for Nagelsmann after he failed to land the Chelsea job earlier this month. The German held talks with Chelsea but the Blues decided to move forward with former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino. Another option for Nagelsmann could arise when Paris Saint-Germain sack Christophe Gaultier, but it is believed that the French giants have made Jose Mourinho their number one target. It is unclear if the potential availability of Nagelsmann could change their minds.
Meanwhile, Nagelsmann has been linked with Real Madrid in the past. The Spanish club has always been looking at the young German coach as a potential manager in the future and could be making their move once Carlo Ancelotti decides to leave. The Italian has a contract until next season, but could still be in the running for the vacant job at the Brazilian national team.