It’s time for the season to end at Tottenham. Mourinho landed, the inexperienced Ryan Mason took over. At 29, the former midfielder should no longer be in post next season. Unless … The management is looking for a major coach to take over but the weeks go by, the big names have flocked before deflating, and no one wants to become the next Spurs coach for the moment. The board therefore begins to think differently to believe the Telegraph. However, there is plenty to do in a club that has the means but whose participation in a European Cup next year is more than uncertain.
There were a few coaches with very good odds who were mentioned. Julian Nagelsmann even appeared as the favorite at one point but the RB Leipzig technician has since been contacted by Bayern Munich. How to refuse the most prestigious position in your country? Two names then came back with insistence, those of Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers. The Dutchman finally extended at the end of April with Ajax, as for the Northern Irish, he does not seem in a hurry to leave Leicester. He has even just won the FA Cup and is on the way to finishing the championship in 3rd or 4th place.
Tottenham have yet to stop their thinking
The management of Tottenham therefore had to rack their brains a little further. There was even talk of aiming for the very top of the basket with Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri, Max Allegri, and even Rafael Benitez. Despite the title in Italy, the former is not certain of remaining at the head of Inter. The club is experiencing serious financial difficulties. The other three are free. There is still one concern that Daniel Levy wishes to avoid, and that is conflict. The owner wants to recruit a docile trainer, which is not really the case with the Italians cited and the Spaniard. The case Gareth Southgate, Roberto Martinez and Ralf Rangnick have not even been studied despite their presence at bookmakers. Hansi Flick is about to take the German selection.
In the past, Tottenham have given a chance to Pochettino, a relatively inexperienced coach in 2014. For the Telegraph, the idea is starting to gain ground to give a chance to a still tender technician like Steven Gerrard (40 years old), just crowned with the Rangers, or Steve Cooper (41 years old), the manager of Swansea, who will launch in the race for the Championship play-offs. Scott Parker (40) is not yet certain whether he will stay with Fulham where he has just descended, as for Eddie Howe (43) he has been free since leaving Bournemouth last year. Names that are not really flashy but also have the merit of not costing too much in salary, another important factor in times of crisis.