With Bayern Munich snapping up probably the most eligible supervisor in the marketplace in Julian Nagelsmann, Tottenham have been left with an in depth record of potential candidates to think about as a alternative for Jose Mourinho.
Ryan Mason has taken short-term cost till the top of the season, however who will chairman Daniel Levy belief to take the job going ahead?
A progressive, younger ‘mission’ coach, like Nagelsmann is and former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was in 2014, or an skilled, high-profile title within the vein of Mourinho?
Tottenham face the prospect of a second successive season with out Champions League soccer and whoever takes the reins in north London might want to guarantee a membership that was a part of the failed breakaway Tremendous League doesn’t spend a 3rd outdoors Europe’s elite competitors.
Levy has been on the helm since 2001 and at last received the person he sought for many of these twenty years when Mourinho was appointed Spurs boss in November 2019.
Now that mission has come to an finish, the Tottenham chairman should return to the drafting board.
Levy’s earlier appointments have ranged from membership legend Glenn Hoddle to the likes of Jacques Santini, Martin Jol, Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas, whereas the one trophy Spurs have gained throughout his tenure was the League Cup beneath Juande Ramos in 2008.
Regardless of the shortage of silverware, Pochettino’s five-year time period was the longest of any supervisor beneath Levy as he established Spurs as Champions League regulars and Premier League title challengers.
The Argentine was 42 when he arrived from Southampton, and Levy could look to candidates of the same age and profile who’ve already labored within the English prime flight.
At 40, Scott Parker has already overseen Fulham’s return to the Premier League through the play-offs final season, however his facet are at risk of going straight again down.
The previous England midfielder was a preferred determine on the membership as a participant in addition to when he returned as an under-18s coach and has qualities which will enchantment to Levy and Spurs followers – a need to play enticing soccer and to belief in younger gamers.
In the same mould is Brighton boss Graham Potter, 45, who received his break within the Swedish fourth tier, main Ostersund by the divisions and into the Europa League earlier than arriving at Brighton through Swansea.
Brendan Rodgers is arguably the best-suited candidate from throughout the Premier League however is unlikely to need to go away Leicester, so does that imply Levy should look overseas?
German soccer author Constantin Eckner advised BBC Sport Nagelsmann was thought-about the main contender however any transfer was unlikely due to “his need for championships”.
Ajax supervisor Erik ten Hag was the favorite on the time of publishing this text, having led the Dutch giants to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019, however he signed a contract extension with the Amsterdam membership on Friday that runs till 2023.
Former RB Leipzig coach and director of soccer Ralf Rangnick is one other title being mooted and is at present out of labor.
Rangnick, 62, who additionally loved success at Schalke and Hoffenheim, turned down the Chelsea job this season and his strategies have influenced a number of coaches together with Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp.
The opposite choice for Levy is to go for a world coach – as he did with the unsuccessful appointment of former France supervisor Santini – so might Spurs pair England captain Harry Kane with Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate?
Evaluation – Levy must get this one proper
BBC Sport’s Simon Stone
Tottenham’s subsequent supervisor would be the tenth everlasting appointment made throughout Daniel Levy’s 20 years as chairman. After the occasions of the previous week, he actually must get this one proper.
In a manner, the timing of Jose Mourinho’s dismissal made no sense. Ditching the person whose main foreign money is silverware lower than every week earlier than a serious closing and changing him with a rookie but to achieve his thirtieth birthday is at odds with the readability Levy has delivered to his position.
Uncertainty surrounds the way forward for Harry Kane, though whether or not anybody has the funds to purchase him is one other matter given the England skipper’s contract runs to 2024.
The feelgood issue that existed across the membership because it approached its first Champions League closing has been misplaced. The absence of followers – and massive monetary gap created by the pandemic – offers Tottenham the impression of a membership trying to find its path once more.
Ajax’s Erik ten Hag would, stylistically, have appeared match. The identical is true of the Maurizio Sarri who did so properly at Napoli, although the Sarri from Chelsea and Juventus much less so.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo gives the look of somebody reaching the top of the road in his present job however, at their handiest, his crew at Molineux relies on counter-attacks.
Parker is aware of Tottenham, however the leap from Fulham is an enormous one and after that we’re into the likes of Rafael Benitez, Massimiliano Allegri and Marcelo Bielsa, who would all be imaginative selections with out being long run.
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What makes the Tottenham job enticing?
Spurs can boast a powerful new stadium, for which the membership are nonetheless to promote the naming rights, and a state-of-the-art coaching floor to rival any membership in Europe.
The 62,850-seat Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which might additionally host NFL matches and live shows, price an estimated £1bn to construct and is a venue worthy of internet hosting Champions League soccer.
Regardless of Mourinho suggesting in the direction of the top of his tenure that the Tottenham squad was not ok, the membership have invested a comparatively vital quantity through the previous couple of seasons after going greater than a 12 months with out making a switch.
Spurs spent virtually £100m final summer season to herald eight gamers, together with a mortgage deal for Gareth Bale, making Giovani lo Celso’s mortgage deal everlasting and signing Joe Hart on a free switch.
Tanguy Ndombele, the club-record signing, arrived from Lyon the earlier summer season for £54m as a part of a £130m outlay for the 2019-20 marketing campaign that additionally noticed Ryan Sessegnon be a part of from Fulham and Steven Bergwijn signal from PSV Eindhoven within the January.
There may be additionally a sense the membership have gifted younger gamers coming by the academy, the place Mason is head of participant growth, and Mourinho handed senior debuts to the likes of Dane Scarlett, Alfie Devine, Nile John, Marcel Lavinier and Harvey White throughout his time in cost.
What about Kane and Son?
In fact, whether or not Kane, and in addition Son Heung-min, keep on the membership past this summer season may have a big impact on what the long run supervisor has at their disposal.
Kane has been in outstanding kind this season, main each the targets and assists charts within the Premier League, and it was his prolific partnership with Son that led Spurs to a short stint on the prime of the desk earlier than Christmas.
Nevertheless, stories have emerged that Kane is contemplating his future on the membership and can decide after the European Championship this summer season.
Kane is but to win a trophy with the membership and probably faces a second successive season with out Champions League soccer, however nonetheless has three years remaining on his contract and Levy, a notoriously powerful negotiator, is unlikely to let his star striker go away for a diminished value.
The ahead additionally turns 28 in July and, with the likes of Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland, 20, and Paris St-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, 22, additionally on their shortlists, will the few golf equipment able to affording Kane need to pay massive cash for him or go for a youthful choice?
Son is a 12 months older than Kane however is alleged to be contemplating a brand new contract on the membership, along with his present deal set to run out in 2023.