Speaking recently on the Ask Ornstein YouTube show, Jack Pitt-Brooke revealed the names of two potential replacements for Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur.
Despite having got off to a fantastic start in their 2020/21 Premier League campaign – winning seven, drawing four and losing one of their opening 12 league fixtures, results that left Mourinho’s side at the top of the Premier League standings – things have taken a turn for the worst in north London over recent months – winning three, drawing two and losing six of their last 12 league games, leaving Spurs languishing down in ninth place in the table.
As a result, pressure appears to be building on Mourinho’s position as Tottenham manager, with the 58-year-old coming under fire for the poor results, as well as the style of football he has installed at Spurs and his treatment of a number of the players in the first-team squad.
And, speaking on a recent episode of the Ask Ornstein YouTube show, Pitt-Brooke revealed that sources close to the club have named RB Leipzig manager, Julian Nagelsmann, and Southampton boss, Ralph Hasenhuttl, as potential replacements for Mourinho, should Daniel Levy decide to part with the Portuguese manager.
He said: “Clearly, I think a huge part of Daniel Levy bringing in Jose Mourinho was to do with building up the brand of Tottenham around the world, getting the most famous manager in world football. But, clearly, it’s not working that well on the pitch at the moment.
“In terms of what Spurs would do next if he were to go, the two names I’ve heard from sources have been Julian Nagelsmann and Ralph Hasenhuttl as potential replacements for Mourinho. I don’t think we’re in that situation at the moment.”
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Considering the fact that Nagelsmann took Leipzig to a third-place finish in the Bundesliga as well as the semi-finals of the Champions League in his first season in charge of the club, while Hasenhuttl has taken Southampton from a 17th-place finish in the Premier League prior to his arrival, to an 11th-place finish last season, both managers appear to be coaches on the up in world football.
However, considering the fact that it has been reported that Mourinho has no break clause in his Spurs contract, the decision to sack the £15 million-per-season 58-year-old would be an extremely costly one for Levy to make, and, in our opinion, one that the Spurs chairman is not likely to make in the near future.