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Tottenham Hotspur: Fabrizio Romano drops Erik ten Hag update

Tottenham Hotspur: Fabrizio Romano drops Erik ten Hag update - Tottenham Hotspur News

Speaking to talkSPORT, reliable reporter Fabrizio Romano has dropped a Tottenham Hotspur update involving manager target and current Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

The Lowdown: Tottenham chasing ten Hag?

Since talks with both Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso broke down last week, Tottenham have gone back to square one in their search for an heir to Jose Mourinho.

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Indeed, Spurs are now revisiting past targets which include the likes of Ralf Rangnick and ten Hag, with new names also coming into the fray like ex-Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde (talkSPORT).

Tottenham were thought to have held a ten Hag interest early in the search and he was apparently open to joining the club (Alasdair Gold, YouTube).

The Latest: Romano drops ten Hag update…

Speaking to talkSPORT, Romano has now dropped the latest on Spurs’ managerial search and gave a brief mention to ten Hag.

While the 51-year-old is still present on Tottenham’s managerial shortlist, the reporter explains that it will be difficult to prise the Dutchman away from Amsterdam.

“They have talked to five different managers in the last week. For example, I’m sure they contacted Ernesto Valverde on Friday,” he said to talkSPORT.

“They were also talking with Ralf Rangnick, Ten Hag has always been there but it’s not easy, I’m told that Ajax are convinced that he’s staying.”

The Verdict: Pull out all the stops…

Ten Hag, it would seem, remains the most credible option Tottenham have in terms of appointing the perfect heir to Mourinho.

Encouraging an open, attack-minded style of football at the Johan Cruyff Arena, something Daniel Levy admitted he wants, ten Hag also possesses trophy-winning experience at Ajax and has averaged an impressive 2.07 points per match throughout his managerial career (Transfermarkt).

Lauded as ‘remarkable’ by former Netherlands international Pierre van Hoojidonk (Planet Football), especially for his work with young players, we see no better candidate for Spurs in the manager hunt.

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