Tottenham are confident they are UNLIKELY to face competition for Julian Nagelsmann this summer as they continue their managerial search… but the German wants assurances over the level of control he will have before making a decision on his future
- Tottenham are continuing to search for a permanent head coach for next season
- Former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann is a major contender for the role
- Spurs are confident they are unlikely to face rival competition for the German
Tottenham are set to have a clear run at key managerial target Julian Naglesmann this summer.
Spurs have held exploratory talks with regards to appointing the former Bayern Munich head coach as the club’s next permanent boss.
Tottenham want to complete a a thorough process while Naglesmann is waiting to see who is appointed as next sporting director and wants assurances over the level of control he will would hold over the club’s approach to recruitment before deciding whether to seriously consider any formal approach.
The emergence of Johannes Spors as contender for the vacant sporting directorship is particular intriguing because the administrator has a prior relationship with Naglesmann from the Bundesliga circuit. Brentford technical director Lee Dykes is also among the candidates.
Spurs are insisting there is not a No 1 candidate, but it is clear Naglesmann is major contender for the job.
Tottenham are set to have a clear run at key managerial target Julian Naglesmann this summer
But chairman Daniel Levy will need to convince Naglesmann – who is waiting to see who the club’s next sporting director is and wants assurances over the level of control he will have
And Mail Sport has learned that there is a confidence at Tottenham that they are unlikely to face competition from rival clubs for Nagelsmann if he is installed as their preferred candidate.
Naglesmann was the favourite to take charge at Chelsea, but he withdrew from the race amid concerns at the recruitment process – with Mauricio Pochettino now set to be appointed new Blues boss.
The 35-year-old is open to a Premier League move this summer, with the Tottenham vacancy likely to be the best available job in England.
The top job at Real Madrid could become vacant if Carlo Ancelotti leaves, but Naglesmann would likely be an outsider for that coveted position.
Unless there is an unexpected vacancy at a top European club this summer, Tottenham will be in a strong position to proceed with Naglesmann – although the club’s next sporting director will be a key factor from the German’s perspective.
Spurs are looking for a permanent replacement for Antonio Conte – who was sacked in March
The club claims there isn’t a No 1 candidate, but it’s clear Naglesmann is a major contender for the role
Even though they sacked Naglesmann, Bayern Munich would still be owed a compensation package – believed to be in the region of £10million – from his next club this summer.
Similarly, Feyenoord head coach Arne Slot would also command a hefty compensation package – around £6million – if Spurs decide to go in the Dutchman’s direction.
However, like Naglesmann, Slot will seek assurances over the level of control he will have over his involvement in footballing decisions.
The Feyenoord head coach holds significant power at the Eredivisie club and would want similar control at Tottenham.
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