5 new candidates for Tottenham coach after sensational sacking of Jose Mourinho
Spurs are looking for a new man in the hot seat again after Mourinho’s departure was announced on Monday
Tottenham are on the hunt for a new manager again after the club’s sensational sacking of Jose Mourinho on Monday.
It was hoped the Portuguese boss would be the man to usher in a new era of success for Spurs but was sacked following his side’s recent dismal performances in the Premier League.
And he didn’t even last long enough to take over the squad in this weekend’s Carabao Cup final, with Ryan Mason and Chris Powell ready to temporarily take over and lead the squad to. Wembley.
Discussions will now turn to Mourinho’s successor, with a number of candidates reportedly being considered by President Daniel Levy.
Here are five of the potential favorites …
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Most bookie favorite, Julian Nagelsmann is the man most Spurs fans would likely have as their No.1 pick.
The 33-year-old has already made a strong impression during his short career guiding RB Leipzig to the Champions League semi-finals last season, while also putting up a 4-0 overall win over Spurs ahead of Levy .
And he continued to shine in the current campaign, with his team coming in second in the standings.
However, with Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick set to leave the club at the end of the season and take over the German national team, Spurs could face stiff competition for Nagelsmann from the Bavarian giants, and he might well prefer to stay in the Bundesliga.
Brendan Rodgers’ stock has grown again this season after another superb campaign with Leicester City.
The Foxes continue to strike above their weight and currently sit third in the Premier League and have an FA Cup final against Chelsea to look forward to.
Rodgers is a character who has reportedly impressed Levy in the past, with reports he was the number one target to replace Harry Redknapp in 2012 before Andre Villas-Boas got the job.
It would have seemed unlikely that Rodgers would want to move to north London if he completes the job and ends the season with Leicester in the top four.
But given the recent news about the European Super League, he may be changing his mind.
Max Allegri has always been linked with almost every big job since leaving Juventus in 2019.
The 53-year-old Italian certainly has a winning pedigree (although Mourinho has the same), having won six Serie A titles during his stint at AC Milan and Juve.
He also hinted at his desire to coach in the Premier League, revealing he was learning English in an interview last year.
There is concern, however, that he has no managerial experience outside of Italy, and Levy will desperately seek to avoid a repeat of previous expensive foreign managerial flops such as Juande Ramos and Jacques Santini.
Given his success at the helm of Rangers, Steven Gerrard is another manager who is currently linked with a number of big jobs.
The Liverpool legend guided Gers to their first SPL title in ten years, and may well add the Scottish Cup to their trophy cabinet as well after his side beat bitter rivals Celtic 2-0 in the fourth round on Sunday .
It would certainly be a risky appointment given his relative lack of experience at the top level, but one that would be a highly publicized and intriguing appointment for Spurs.
A more important question, however, may be whether Gerrard would fancy a job in the Premier League that isn’t an emotional return to his beloved Liverpool.
Speaking of club legends, Ledley King is a man adored by all Spurs fans after his 14 seasons as center-back at White Hart Lane.
Since his retirement he has become a coach and been part of Mourinho’s backstage staff.
Once again, this would be a somewhat left-handed appointment, and one that would involve a lot of risk.
But what a story it would be if King could come back to become as great an icon as a manager as he was as a player.
He would certainly be guaranteed more popularity in the stands than Mourinho had ever had.