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Is Julian Nagelsmann the ideal manager for Tottenham?

Published at :March 28, 2023 at 5:18 AM
Modified at :March 28, 2023 at 5:19 AM
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Rajarshi Shukla

The German manager was recently sacked by Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich

If Tottenham decide to go in his direction, Julian Nagelsmann may have more motivation than most others to try to turn around the team's course.

With the German powerhouses one point off from the top of the league, having suffered three losses, and being in the quarterfinals of both the Champions League and the German Cup, a window has unexpectedly opened for Tottenham. Bayern fell 2-1 to Leverkusen on Saturday and will visit league-leading Dortmund in their next game under Thomas Tuchel.

There may be some doubts over the young German's desire to take a job immediately following his abrupt departure from Munich after winning the Bundesliga championship with Bayern last year and making an impression at RB Leipzig.

Spurs, on the other hand, could be able to rapidly entice Nagelsmann if there is one team that can. It is understood that the young manager developed a close bond with the North London club under Mauricio Pochettino and grew to love their brand of play.

Nagelsmann is a proponent of attacking upfront using a strong pressing approach, and Pochettino shared this belief as he converted Tottenham into a team that consistently finished in the top four and advanced to the Champions League final. Nagelsmann observed Spurs closely because he perceived the Argentine as a similar soul.

Spurs put the German top on their radar of prospective successors once Pochettino left in 2019, and they did so again after Jose Mourinho, who they had chosen instead, was fired in 2021. But, by that stage, Nagelsmann's star had already reached new heights and he was on his way to Munich. Meanwhile, Tottenham finally hired Nuno Espirito Santo, who was followed by Conte a few months later.

Ironically, Nagelsmann and Pochettino, the coach he adored, are both vacant at the same moment that Tottenham are deciding how and where to go.

But, considering that Nagelsmann is for long-term projects and Mourinho or Conte-type managers who eke out victories swiftly if Spurs are to choose the German manager, they need to be patient with him and back the young manager.

Also, he would want club president Levy to invest in the players he desires during the transfer window and then implement his method.

They will have to support the former Leipzig boss during the lengthy procedure. The fans will get behind a young manager, but the club have now gone through seven managers without winning a single piece of silverware. So, the fans and the board will be desperate for some silverware but the German manager will need time to set up his project and bring success to the club.