Tottenham Hotspur report: Julian Nagelsmann set for manager talks
Tottenham Hotspur are ready to pounce on recently sacked Julian Nagelsmann to solve their managerial conundrum
Tottenham Hotspur are set to speak to Julian Nagelsmann after the German was sacked by Bayern Munich.
With Tottenham training over the international break without Antonio Conte, it's largely assumed that the Italian will not be returning as manager when the Premier League resumes. Last Saturday, Conte launched into an extraordinary rant about the club, throwing his future into doubt.
Thomas Tuchel had been one of the favourites to take the reins at the Lilywhites – but with the former Chelsea manager set to become Bayern Munich boss, the managerial merry-go-round has presented Spurs with an opportunity.
According to The Evening Standard, Tottenham are on alert as an interested party in giving Nagelsmann another route back into football immediately.
Spurs considered Nagelsmann as an option to lead the club in 2021, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho. Ultimately, the club plumped for Nuno Espirito Santo, who lasted just mere months before Conte took over.
At 35, Nagelsmann would become the youngest manager in the Premier League. Highly rated from his time at RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim, the former centre-back moved to Bayern Munich, where he won the title in his first season.
But Bayern were knocked out of the Champions League last eight last season to minnows Villarreal – and after a less-than-dominant season, they find themselves in second, two points behind Borussia Dortmund.
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed the shock departure of Nagelsmann and that Thomas Tuchel would be his replacement last night, tweeting, "Full agreement in place. He has already accepted the job."
Nagelsmann had a 71.4% win percentage at Bayern.
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Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.
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