Do Spurs have a genuine chance of hiring Nagelsmann?
One name which has been heavily linked with the vacant permanent role is that of RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann and Rhind-Tutt believes the N17 side would make for an attractive proposition for Nagelsmann.
He said: “I think that also, the fact that Jose Mourinho was the last coach that and that he didn’t do very well. I think that’s an incentive to a lot of coaches looking at that Spurs job. Who want to be like, ‘you know what, I’m better than Jose Mourinho. I can show that’. And I think that particularly we’ve seen that Julian Nagelsmann nicknamed -and I think he’s not a fan of – ‘Baby Mourinho’. (29:00)
“I think that there is something that would really appeal to him about this Tottenham job and from the person that I was speaking to as well, they believe that actually there might be more to this than originally meets the eye.”
TIF Thoughts on Rhind-Tutt’s comments…
It has been reported since Mourinho’s departure that Spurs will look for an attack-minded figure in their hunt for a new permanent manager. And Nagelsmann has certainly shown that with his Leipzig side who have provided Bayern Munich the closest competition this season in the Bundesliga.
It was interesting to hear the ESPN journalist suggest the Bayern Munich job would come up again for Nagelsmann which could mean he may view Spurs as a stepping stone in his progression to the Bundesliga champions.
However, that may not be a bad thing. Nagelsmann could continue his development as a manager at Spurs and provide the fans with a more attractive style of football than what Mourinho was able to offer them.