According to a report by ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur will now reassess possible candidates for the job after talks with Gennaro Gattuso were stopped – with Ajax boss and previously linked name Erik ten Hag still fitting the bill.
The Lowdown: Spurs manager hunt…
The search for a new Spurs boss goes on two months after the club sacked former gaffer Jose Mourinho.
In what has been a chaotic quest to appoint a new manager, many names have entered and exited the fray, including the likes of Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers.
More recently, talks with Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gattuso have all failed to materialise into an official appointment.
The Latest: Spurs back to square one…
As per ESPN, the Lilywhites are now back to square one in their hunt for a new boss and will reassess possible candidates in due course.
The American outlet’s sources believe ten Hag remains among the potential appointments as Tottenham weigh going back in for the Dutchman.
Ten Hag was another name heavily linked to the vacant Spurs post before talks for Pochettino, Conte and Fonseca dominated the narrative.
The Verdict: Do it Levy…
The 51-year-old is, by some distance, Tottenham’s best remaining hope for a good appointment and heir to Mourinho.
Playing an open, possession-based and aggressive style of football whilst having an affinity for promoting youth (The Daily Mail), he fits into exactly what chairman Daniel Levy wanted as his ideal new Spurs boss.
Depending on new managing director Fabio Paratici’s requirements, it remains to be seen whether they seriously lodge a ten Hag pursuit or enter advanced discussions, but we believe he simply must be on the agenda.
Lauded as ‘one of the most exciting coaching talents in world football’ by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (Planet Football), reliable Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold also explained how he is ‘seen as another Pochettino’ (via Periscope).
Get it done Levy.
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