Tottenham did not expect this! Authors of a good start to the season, Spurs, then led by José Mourinho, quickly settled among the leading teams before taking first place in the standings on November 29. Under the impetus in particular of his duo Kane-Son, the Londoners displayed a good form. But the English team were much less brilliant in the second part of the season, the atmosphere having grown between the Portuguese coach and some of his troops. After Mourinho’s dismissal on April 19, Tottenham ended the year as best they could, alternating success and defeat.
Led by Ryan Mason, they finished seventh in the Premier League (62 points). They will thus play the Europa Conference Conference in 2021-22. But with which coach and which players? This is the whole point of the offseason. An offseason of all dangers since Londoners will have various sites to manage. As a priority, British leaders will have to find the man capable of embodying their new project and infusing a new dynamic in a workforce that has not necessarily changed much in recent years. A difficult quest at the moment.
A new coach to find
Several avenues are however being studied. Crowned Italian champion with Inter and experienced in the Premier League after his stint at Chelsea, Antonio Conte makes Daniel Levy dream. But the Tottenham president and his teams have ticked off other names. Monday, The Independent revealed that a return of Mauricio Pochettino, who knows the house perfectly, was under consideration. But it’s hard to imagine him leaving Paris after six months. Tuesday, Skysports The names of Graham Potter (Brighton), Ralf Rangnick and Roberto Martinez were put forward. The coach of Belgium, who would like to find a club after Euro 2020, talks with Spurs. This Friday, the Zinedine Zidane track is mentioned.
If the file of the future coach is therefore a priority for the English, they must also manage a transfer window that promises to be animated with the soap opera Harry Kane. Under contract until June 2024, the 27-year-old striker is determined to leave. He has made this known several times to his management, who are starting to take him seriously and even look for his future replacement. But this file promises to be intense since Daniel Levy, known to be tough in business, will not let him go at any cost and anywhere. Thus, Tottenham do not want to see him join a rival club like Chelsea, instantly.
The Harry Kane soap opera
Manchester United are said to be preparing an astronomical offer to convince Spurs. Unless Kane moves to Manchester City, his favorite destination according to the Times. What is certain is that Londoners will have to negotiate this exact case perfectly, managing to keep it or sell it at the best possible price. The British will also have to look at the players at the end of their contract in a year, that is to say in June 2022. Hugo Lloris, Joe Hart, Erik Lamela or Serge Aurier are concerned. Regarding the Ivorian, the trend is at the start. As indicated on our site, the idea of a return to PSG is in the pipeline. For a long time, Paris was on the pisa of Dele Alli.
But the latter had been retained by his management. The door would not however be completely closed this summer for the player under contract until 2024. Finally, concerning the elements loaned, Gareth Bale still maintains the vagueness on his future, while he will have one year of contract left at Real Madrid . The Welshman will announce his decision after the Euro, but Spurs would like to keep him. This is not the case for Carlos Vinicius (Benfica). The latter is also in the sights of Roma Mourinho. A coach who also wants to dislodge Eric Dier and Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg from Tottenham. If a few names have come out of the hat in the arrivals department (Sabitzer, Donnarumma, Kepa, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham), it is especially on the departures side that the Spurs are talking about them. The transfer window has only just begun!