Tottenham Hotspur expected to appoint Julian Nagelsmann as new manager, following Antonio Conte leaving

Tottenham Hotspur target Julian Nagelsmann manager of RB Leipzig during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 19, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.
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Tottenham Hotspur are expected to move for Julian Nagelsmann in the wake of Antonio Conte's dismissal. 

The club have been put in the caretaker charge of Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason, after Conte left by mutual consent this weekend. The Italian launched into an extraordinary rant about Tottenham after seeing his side throw away three points away to Southampton, effectively sealing his fate before the international break commenced.

With the Lilywhites still battling for top four, however, chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly keen to grasp the nettle and hire a permanent fix right away.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte addresses the press conference after the 3-3 draw with Southampton

Antonio Conte addresses the press conference after the 3-3 draw with Southampton (Image credit: Sky Sports)

Betfair are offering 15/8 odds on Julian Nagelsmann to be in charge by the start of next season, while the Express have noted how the German's recent sacking at Bayern Munich has saved Spurs millions. 

Not only will Levy not have to pay a figure to release the 35-year-old from an existing contract, Nagelsmann was not a particularly high earner in Bavaria. The Evening Standard reported last week that Spurs wanted to offer Nagelsmann another route back into football immediately. 

Nagelsmann was said to be earning £8 million a year at Bayern, making him an affordable option. Conte was said to be earning almost double. 

"Mikel Arteta takes home £8.3m per season at Arsenal," the Express notes, "Erik ten Hag, who was interviewed by Tottenham prior to Conte’s arrival during his spell at Ajax, now earns £9m at Manchester United.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy watches Spurs' game against Norwhich City in May 2022.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy may favour Nagelsmann as a cheap option to replace Conte (Image credit: Getty Images)

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
Staff Writer

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.