According to a report by the Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur and chairman Daniel Levy could now turn to Ajax boss Erik ten Hag after suffering a big blow in their pursuit of a new manager.
The Lowdown: Spurs suffer big manager blow…
Indeed, the Lilywhites have been without a new boss since sacking Jose Mourinho in late April – with the search carrying on for over six weeks now.
Numerous candidates have been mentioned over that time and now Spurs will have to keep on looking for more names.
The Latest: Spurs could now turn to ten Hag
As explained by the Evening Standard, Spurs could now turn to Ajax boss ten Hag after the big Conte blow.
Despite just signing a new deal with the Eredivisie giants, reports suggest that Tottenham can still swoop for the 51-year-old this summer.
Over his managerial career, spanning 389 matches in total so far, ten Hag has arguably impressed with a very solid record on paper.
The Verdict: The most likely option…
Talks have stalled with Conte and reports suggest it is unlikely they will resume any time soon.
Meanwhile, Paris-Saint German have dug their heels in when it comes to fellow Spurs manager target Mauricio Pochettino – making a return for the Argentine extremely difficult.
Therefore, we believe ten Hag is now the most likely option Levy.
Spurs fans should be optimistic when it comes to the Ajax gaffer, though, especially considering correspondent Alasdair Gold has described him as ‘similar’ to Pochettino (football.london).
He has also attracted praise from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who recently branded ten Hag as ‘one of the most exciting coaching talents in world football’ (Planet Football).
In other news: BBC pundit thrilled by this ‘great news’ for Spurs, find out more here.
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