Tottenham: Daniel Levy struggling to convince Thomas Tuchel
Tottenham are struggling to convince Thomas Tuchel to take over Antonio Conte‘s job at the end of the season, according to The Daily Mail.
The Lowdown: Conte out, shortlist made
Sky Sports reported after the heartbreak in the Champions League this week that Spurs chiefs may look to remove Conte before the season is out.
Indeed, Sky claim a huge list of replacements has already been drawn up, a list which includes the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Tuchel.
This is not the first time the former Chelsea boss’ name has been mentioned in connection with the Lilywhites, but the latest update from the Mail is less positive…
The Latest: Levy struggling…
According to the newspaper’s report, claims of a change being made before the end of the campaign are wide of the mark, but fans will almost definitely see a new man in the dugout next term.
Tuchel is high up on the list, but despite admitting he was a childhood Spurs supporter and being keen to return to the Premier League, is yet to be convinced by Levy and co.
The Verdict: Tuchel is the one!
If Tuchel is having reservations about taking over in N17, then we believe Levy and Fabio Paratici should be doing everything they can to change his mind.
The 49 year-old was sacked rather unceremoniously at Chelsea, but still managed 2.07 points-per-game during his time there, which is higher than Pochettino’s 1.84 with Spurs, and the German also boasted a better record at PSG than his Argentine counterpart.
Called “straight forward, honest and loyal to his players” by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who also said his former coach was “sensational” in helping them win the Champions League, the German tactician favours a three-at-the-back like Conte, but his teams are typically renowned for keeping the ball more than the Italian.
Indeed, according to The Mastermind Site, Tuchel’s three basic principles are “playing out from the back through central midfielders, gegen-pressing to cut off central channels and attack-minded fullbacks”, and we believe he is exactly the boot up the backside this Spurs squad needs.