Report: Tottenham want Nagelsmann to replace Mourinho
Julian Nagelsmann is said to be the man to replace Jose Mourinho as Tottenham boss as their season has developed very quickly.
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Spurs have lost five of their last six Premier League games and despite being in the final stages of the UEFA Europa League and League Cup finals, Mourinho knows his side are underperforming.
His recent comments about him and his coaching staff being the best in the Premier League suggest he knows he's in the hot seat. This is textbook Mourinho Attitude.
This latest report from The Daily Telegraph said Tottenham wanted RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann to be their next boss and Daniel Levy would certainly get them back on track and for a place in UEFA after moving to their new stadium Want to fight the Champions League.
Mourinho was asked about his relationship with Levy ahead of Spurs' upcoming Europa League game and he said so.
“My relationship has been the same since day one, one that is characterized by respect and open communication. There is no contradiction between us because we both feel the same. I think we all feel the same way. Nobody is happy, nobody is depressed and everyone feels that we will do better, ”said Mourinho.
But will Mourinho be the man in charge leading Spurs on the uptrend he predicted?
The 33-year-old Nagelsmann is widely regarded as the best young manager in Europe. He worked wonders in Hoffenheim and Leipzig and always said that he would like to train in England in the future.
After Jürgen Klopp's success in Liverpool and a brilliant start for Thomas Tuchel in Chelsea, the big boys in the Premier League seem to be still looking for their coaches in Germany.
Would Nagelsmann make sense after Tottenham?
It would be a return to the Tottenham philosophy and style of play, as Nagelsmann prefers high-intensity, offensive football and is a student of Ralf Ragnick (just like Klopp, Tuchel, Ralph Hasenhuttl and many others).
Under Mourinho, Spurs are currently a reactive, defensive and counterattacking team and while that worked well at the start of the season, the teams figured it out. Big time.
Does Mourinho have a plan B? Or will he be removed as boss after his first full season at Spurs?
Maybe the only thing that can save his job now is winning the League Cup or the Europa League, but even then is he really the right man to put Tottenham back into the top four competitors?
The next logical step for Nagelsmann?
Nagelsmann, like Mauricio Pochettino, seems to be a very good fit at Tottenham and Levy doesn't want to give Mourinho a lot of money to rebuild that team. He'd rather someone like Nagelsmann develop and improve young, hungry players.
But what about Nagelsmann? Is moving to Spurs the next logical step in his career? From Hoffenheim via Leipzig to Tottenham things are going very steadily and upwards, even if Leipzig is a regular player in the last phases of the Champions League, which Spurs dreams of.
However, would Nagelsmann prefer to wait and see whether the job is at Bayern Munich or Liverpool? He would be the perfect next man for Liverpool when Jurgen Klopp leaves.
There is no doubt that this would be a return to Tottenham's model of hiring a young, hungry manager and a dramatic change to Mourinho as Levy apparently cannot decide which direction to take Spurs.
The longer this is the case, the more reports we will see of Heung-min Son, Harry Kane, and others considering leaving. This is roughly six months for Levy's project in Tottenham.
Report: Tottenham would like Nagelsmann to replace Mourinho, originally posted on NBCSports.com
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