Tottenham’s concern over Julian Nagelsmann is still valid now as Daniel Levy eyes boss | Football | Sport
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Tottenham’s concern over Julian Nagelsmann is still valid now as Daniel Levy eyes boss | Football | Sport

For the second time in as many years, Julian Nagelsmann is being linked with Tottenham. Back in 2021, the German was eyed by the board - who were also worried about potentially being a ‘stepping stone’ for the young boss. And that’s a worry that’s certainly still valid now, with the 35-year-old the leading contender to take over from Antonio Conte in the wake of the Italian’s departure.

Tottenham thought Conte would be the manager capable of bringing a trophy to the club, something that’s failed to happen ever since 2008.

But the Italian was axed earlier in the week having criticised his Players and the board following a 3-3 draw with Southampton.

While there’s been a clamouring among some fans to see Mauricio Pochettino return, it’s Nagelsmann who seems to be in pole position to take over.

Yet Tottenham’s concerns over the German from two years remain valid now.

Back in 2021, Spurs considered going after the young boss at a time when Jose Mourinho’s job was up in the air.

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And it was claimed the north London giants were worried about potentially acting as a ‘stepping stone’ for Nagelsmann and his future career.

Fast-forward to now, and that’s certainly something that might be crossing Daniel Levy’s mind once again.

Sure, Nagelsmann has managed one elite club in Bayern Munich already - with that spell failing to work out, hence his departure last week.

But, without a doubt, there will be an appetite to work at the very top of the sport once again despite his mixed time at the Allianz Arena.

Nagelsmann could even choose to wait and bide his time to see what other offers arrive at his door.

Chelsea have long insisted they’re behind Graham Potter, yet there’s a sense he won’t be given the benefit of the doubt for too much longer should results continue to worsen.

Real Madrid, however, look like they could be the strongest rivals of them all.

Nagelsmann has already turned the La Liga giants down once, believing he was too young to be given such a big job.

Saying no a second time could be far tougher, however, amid the uncertainty over Carlo Ancelotti’s position with the Spanish giants.

Ancelotti did well last term, guiding Los Blancos to a La Liga and Champions League double.

However, he’s found life in the Spanish capital far tougher this term and may lose his job at the end of the campaign.

Christophe Galtier isn’t guaranteed to continue at Paris Saint-Germain for a second year, especially given his side’s failure to win the Champions League.

The same can be said for Simone Inzaghi, too. Should Inter Milan feel a change is required, Nagelsmann may very well come under consideration.

Meanwhile, former Premier League star Chris Sutton believes Nagelsmann could even return to management before the end of the season.

“I don't know whether there'd be a split in the fan base or not really," he told Betting Sites.

"Pochettino was much loved in the fact that he got them to the Champions League final, and improved the team.

“He gets the club, he gets the brand of football which was Conte’s downfall really because he didn’t. Really, I think a lot of Spurs fans would like him back.

"But Nagelsmann has now lost his job at Bayern Munich and everything I've read suggests he's making a play for the job.

“So it’s Stellini in charge to the end of the season with Ryan Mason, but that's just to stopgap.

"It wouldn't surprise me if somebody did come in before the end of the season - if Daniel Levy can crack a deal.

“But it'll be interesting whether Pochettino is the one to come back. I'm not so sure they'll go down that route, which probably means he'll be the next manager."

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