According to a report by the Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur, and by extension chairman Daniel Levy, have now spoken to managerial candidates – which include Champions League-winning coach Hansi Flick.
The Lowdown: On the agenda?
Touted as a major favourite for the German national team recently, Bayern Munich recently announced that former Spurs managerial target Julian Nagelsmann is set to replace him at the end of this season.
Flick, who is now leaving the Allianz Arena, emerged as a possible target for Levy and Spurs with the manager hunt going on.
The 56-year-old could be an attractive prospect given the job he has done in Bavaria and the fact he has experience winning major silverware.
The Latest: Tottenham speak to Flick…
Bringing the latest update on his possible appointment, the Guardian claim that Flick has now been spoken to by Spurs as they narrow down the managerial shortlist.
While the report doesn’t go into detail surrounding these talks, journalist David Hytner, who wrote the piece, believes Flick is more likely to take over the German national team after this summer’s European Championships.
As he puts it, the search for a new Spurs manager is set to ‘rumble on’.
The Verdict: Great option for Tottenham
While all the odds point towards Flick being appointed by his national side, we believe that Levy and co must pull out all the stops in an attempt to sway him towards north London.
Indeed, having won seven trophies in just two seasons at Bayern (Transfermarkt), despite the fact he was arguably managing in a less competitive league, Flick’s experience overseeing players on the big occasion could prove invaluable.
He has also earned plenty of praise from Premier League managers, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp blown away by Flick after he guided Bayern to a treble last season.
Klopp, waxing lyrical over the former Hoffenheim boss, proclaimed ‘writing more history in eight months would be quite difficult to do’ (Bundesliga).
Meanwhile, ex-Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes described him as a ‘gem of a coach’ in an interview with German magazine Kicker (via Bundesliga).
Therefore, we believe that Levy may be hoping Flick doesn’t opt for Germany after-all.
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