According to a report by The Athletic, as the search for a new permanent Tottenham Hotspur manager goes on, Daniel Levy and co have considered Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl for the role.
As confirmed by Tottenham recently, Ryan Mason will take charge of the Lilywhites on an interim basis from now until the end of the season (official)- but the managerial search for next season is still expected to heat up over the next few weeks.
Tottenham consider Hasenhuttl
There have been many high profile names linked with taking the job at Spurs, including favourites Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers, but there are also plenty of outside candidates.
One of them who has recently entered the conversation is Saints boss Hasenhuttl, and The Athletic are now reporting that Levy and co have considered him for the Tottenham job.
However, while he has his credentials, this report claims that Spurs are wary of how his side’s form in the Premier League has depleted over the second half of 2020/2021.
It is also said that the Lilywhites are cautious over his ‘aloof’ man management style, which might alienate the squad.
Transfer Tavern take
We believe that he should actually be considered as one of the strong outsiders for the job, with there being no shortage of plaudits for Hasenhuttl’s reign on the south coast.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola certainly holds him in high esteem, recently dubbing Hasenhuttl as an ‘exceptional manager’ (Man City).
As well as this, journalist Jonathon Northcroft raved over him on the Football Writers Podcast and even claimed there is an ‘echo of Pochettino’ due to the job he has done at Southampton.
Indeed, despite the slump in form over this half of the campaign, the 53-year-old has more than proved his worth, helping a squad not overflowing with quality to some impressive wins, such as the clean sheet and three points they picked up against Liverpool earlier this year.
In other news: Tottenham have already made a managerial approach, find out more here.
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