Daniel Levy is looking for others who could be there to save the club season.
Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to replace Jose Mourinho’s Julian Nagelsmann if the club’s poor form continues, according to reports.
Spurs have fallen out of favor this season after emerging as early contenders for a Premier League title in a season hit by coronavirus.
But they have only one win in their last five league games, and have lost the rest – the latest issue coming to West Ham at the weekend. The case left them ninth on 36 points, nine short points on fourth-placed side David Moyes, and even out of Europa League spots.
Mourinho’s time at clubs often ends amidst turmoil with players after a frightening fall in form, but the feeling with most of his squad still seems to be good. The club were not helped with an ankle injury to star striker Harry Kane.
The Telegraph says Spurs are now considering their options and preparing to find another one for the 58-year-old Portuguese if their struggles continue.
Number one on any shortlist was Leipzig RB boss Julian Nagelsmann, the 33-year-old German. He has made a huge impact on his achievements in the Bundesliga and Champions League at the young franchise created by the energy drink company, Red Bull.
Spurs are still in the Europa League and winning the competition would lead to the Champions League next season, a path he used in his first season as manager of Manchester United, but there is a danger of think that there is a definite success of a recreational competition that has been re-established by third-placed clubs in the Champions League groups.
Nagelsmann is known for creating a young and attacking side at Leipzig, which would appeal to Spurs traditions, and was recently linked with a turn to the Premier League when Chelsea put a sack on manager Frank Lampard. They chose to hire German co-manager Thomas Tuchel.
There are two potential obstacles to any move for Nagelsmann. One is that he is under contract to his current club who would not necessarily be relegated while they challenge for a Bundesliga title, and the second is that Jose Mourinho is believed to be winning around £ 15 million a year without a contract break to allow Daniel Levy to cut his contract short, which will last until the summer of 2023.