Back already? Sacked Julian Nagelsmann to hold talks with Tottenham

March 25, 2023

Recently sacked Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann could be back in management very soon, according to reports.

According to Sportsmail, Premier League side Tottenham are set to hold talks with the German as uncertainty reigns over the future of current head coach Antonio Conte. The Italian manager is at a knife edge in North London after a series of outbursts and criticism aimed at the club and his players.

Spurs are currently fighting for a spot in the top four and are currently secure in fourth position. But a recent 3-3 draw with Southampton and Conto’s refusal to extend his contract, which will expire this summer, has left Tottenham looking out for a possible replacement.

Nagelsmann fits the bill of the type of coach they want, and the 35-year-old German is said to have a soft spot for the north London club – raising hope that he may consider joining.

Bayern sacked Nagelsmann on Friday evening and replaced him with former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, who ironically had been on Tottenham’s list of possible successors to Conte.

The former Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig coach received the news while on a skiing holiday. He was reportedly surprised as he still had Bayern in the title race and the Champions League. However, the Bundesliga giants are sitting second in the table – two points behind fierce rivals Borussia Dortmund. 

Therefore, the club thought it wise to sack him with nine games remaining. Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn admitted they were forced to act after watching ‘big fluctuations in our performances.’

His availability has alerted Tottenham chiefs as they continue to plan for life without Conte. This is not the first time that Spurs have tried singing the German. They have twice considered him for their manager’s role, most recently in 2021 following the departure of Jose Mourinho. 

Apart from Nagelsmann, Tottenham are also considering former player Ryan Mason, former coach Mauricio Pochettino, Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner and Porto coach Sergio Canceicao.

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