Tottenham target Bayern’s former coach Nagelsmann

Former Bayern Munich manager, Julian Nagels­mann, is reportedly Totten­ham Hotspur’s leading candidate to succeed Antonio Conte next season.

On Sunday evening, Spurs announced the departure of Conte by mutual consent, ending the Italian’s tumultuous 16-month reign in the hotseat.

Daniel Levy took action after Conte launched a scathing post-match assessment of his players following a 3-3 draw with Southampton, where Spurs let a 3-1 lead slip to drop two points against the Premier League’s basement side.

Conte hit out at “selfish” members of his squad and also pointed to the club’s distinct lack of silverware under Levy and Joe Lewis, who only have one EFL Cup crown to show for their time upstairs.

The Italian’s former assistant, Cristian Stellini, has been placed in interim charge until the end of the season, as Levy sounds out a number of potential successors to Conte.

Following Nagelsmann’s shock sacking from Bayern Munich, the German has unsurprisingly been linked with a move to North Lon­don, having apparently developed an affinity for the North London club.

It has been claimed that the 35-year-old closely followed the club’s progress under Mauricio Pochettino, and he also owns a Tottenham replica t-shirt.

According to the Daily Mail, as many as 10 managers are under consideration for the Tottenham job, but Nagelsmann is the clear priority, and Levy is hopeful of holding imminent talks with the German.

Nagelsmann left RB Leipzig in 2021 to succeed Germany-bound Hansi Flick at Bayern, and he clinched the Bavarians’ 10th suc­cessive Bundesliga title in his first season in charge. —Reuters

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