According to journalist Christian Falk, speaking to Bild (via Sport Witness), RB Leipzig ‘might be willing to talk’ to Tottenham Hotspur over a swap for manager Julian Nagelsmann – with the Bundesliga side apparently determined to keep him away from Bayern Munich.
Nagelsmann has been heavily linked with the possible Lilywhites vacancy for a while, depending on current boss Jose Mourinho’s situation in north London.
The Portuguese has been under mounting pressure recently following a string of matches without victory, the latest being a 2-2 draw away to Everton.
Falk drops enticing Nagelsmann claim
Now, bringing an update on Nagelsmann’s situation, Falk has dropped an enticing claim that an agreement for him to potentially become Spurs’ next boss after Mourinho is very much ‘possible’ – especially considering how Leipzig seem desperate to keep him away from Bayern.
“It’s clear his (Mourinho’s) hours are counting down,” he told BILD (via Sport Witness).
“It is no secret that Brendan Rodgers was actually the dream solution, but he has a contract with Leicester until 2025, so he is not available.
“Therefore, they (Tottenham) sound out the market and Julian Nagelsmann is a name that comes up again and again.
“I heard in Leipzig that if Bayern call, they won’t give him away because they don’t want to let him leave for their direct rivals in Germany, but if they call from England, I heard they might be willing to talk.
“If they pay a transfer fee – and Tottenham have the money – it’s possible.”
Transfer Tavern take
The 33-year-old has garnered a reputation as one of the most exciting coaching talents in Europe, and for this reason among many others, we believe he should be the prime managerial candidate if Mourinho does leave.
He has also been described as ‘fearless‘ by those who have worked under his management, and that mentality is arguably very much needed in north London right now, where Spurs too often look scared to attack under Mourinho.
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