Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is keen to see Julian Nagelsmann take over as the club’s new manager before the summer.
That is according to a report from The Independent, who claim that Nagelsmann would only really want to join Spurs this summer – if at all.
Nagelsmann is understood to be open to hearing what Tottenham have to offer after he backed away from becoming the new Chelsea boss.
The German appeared to be the hot favourite for Chelsea but Nagelsmann has pulled out of the race.
That job now looks set to go to former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, in another twist of the knife for Spurs fans.
The report claims that Levy wants Nagelsmann in the job right now in order to get a new Tottenham era kickstarted.
That is despite moving to make Ryan Mason the new interim Tottenham boss, replacing Cristian Stellini.
That doesn’t really fit in with Nagelsmann’s plans though and he would also want a major say on summer transfers in order to consider the job.
Tottenham have just seen director of football Fabio Paratici leave the club, so just who is in charge of transfers at Spurs is unclear.
Maybe that will lend itself to Nagelsmann taking on a key role moving forward and Spurs scrapping the director of football model.
Everything will be open for Spurs, who simply have to get this next appointment right.
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Nagelsmann was seen as arguably the top young coach in football before his Bayern Munich sacking in March.
The 35-year-old had never really been through a major setback before the axe fell at the Allianz Arena.
Nagelsmann’s rise from Hoffenheim to RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich seemed seamless as the German was catapulted to the top.
Now though, the shine has somewhat worn off Nagelsmann and he needs to show his quality in his next job.
Tottenham are in complete chaos right now and there is a huge risk of Nagelsmann suffering another setback if he walks into this mayhem right now.
A deal before the end of the season seems out of the question – and we struggle to imagine him jumping at the chance this summer too.