Tottenham’s Jose Mourinho gamble has not paid off and as soon as once more Spurs discover themselves at a crossroads with their subsequent managerial appointment.
Putting in Mourinho as boss, even together with his astounding record of achievements, appeared a barely bemusing choice contemplating the whole distinction between his pragmatic model and the extra high-intensity soccer performed by predecessor Mauricio Pochettino.
There have been loads of indicators of promise, not least the 6-1 hammering of Mourinho’s former employers Manchester United at Outdated Trafford within the infancy of a Premier League marketing campaign that provided early promise of a title tilt.
However a run to the EFL Cup last has not executed sufficient to assuage Spurs’ hierarchy, who’ve determined to tug the set off after a stoop in type has left Tottenham seventh within the desk, out of the Europa League and in severe jeopardy of lacking out on Champions League soccer once more.
So, 17 months after his appointment, Mourinho has been sacked. Right here, we take a look at the potential candidates to exchange the Portuguese.
51% – Solely with Leiria (45%) has José Mourinho posted a decrease win ratio in all competitions in his managerial profession than he has with Tottenham Hotspur (51% – received 44/86 video games). Sacked. pic.twitter.com/lunYGIMwh8
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Is there a extra in-demand younger coach in world soccer than RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann proper now? Hansi Flick dropped an enormous bombshell on the world of soccer when he introduced on Saturday that he intends to go away Bayern Munich on the finish of the season, with the German nationwide workforce prone to be his subsequent enterprise. Nagelsmann is considered Bayern’s prime goal however stories in Germany counsel Leipzig will try to withstand such a transfer, given it might significantly strengthen a rival. The 33-year-old has long-been linked to Tottenham, and the choice to wield the axe on Mourinho could have been prompted by Flick’s announcement and the necessity to act quick to land a prime goal.
One other man whose identify has been closely linked with Tottenham is Leicester Metropolis boss Brendan Rodgers, one of the revered coaches within the Premier League. After falling agonisingly in need of main Liverpool to the Premier League title within the 2013-14 marketing campaign, Rodgers departed Anfield in October 2015 and went on to get pleasure from a wonderful interval of success at Celtic. He has since turned Leicester into Champions League contenders over the previous two seasons, taking part in an thrilling model of soccer on the identical time. A possible stumbling block stands out as the reality his contract runs till 2025 however many consider Daniel Levy sees Rodgers as the person to guide Tottenham.
Massimiliano Allegri is a reputation that crops up just about any time a emptiness turns into accessible at a giant membership throughout Europe, and it’s not laborious to see why. The Italian received 5 straight Serie A titles with Juventus, additionally lifting the Coppa Italia on 4 events throughout that golden interval. With a top-flight title to his identify throughout his time at Milan additionally on his resume, Allegri has confirmed to be a serial winner previously. With the 53-year-old out of labor, Allegri would supply a less expensive answer than others. His compatriot Maurizio Sarri, a Europa League winner with Chelsea, has additionally been touted – he too led Juventus to Serie A glory earlier than being changed by Andrea Pirlo forward of the 2020-21 marketing campaign.
20 – No Premier League facet has dropped extra factors from profitable positions this season than Tottenham Hotspur (20, stage with Brighton). Points. pic.twitter.com/PW5vkMx8Hy
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LEDLEY KING/RYAN MASON
It appears unlikely, however Spurs could resolve to nominate from inside. One choice could be to instil former captain Ledley King, who made 268 Premier League appearances for Tottenham. Upon his retirement, King took up an ambassadorial function on the membership and was appointed to Mourinho’s teaching workers as first workforce assistant final August. One other who gives an inside choice is Ryan Mason, who has been requested to take first-team coaching. The previous England midfielder was pressured to retire on the age of 26 after fracturing his cranium and has been working in Tottenham’s academy teaching arrange.
GERRARD, BENITEZ AND OTHER OUTSIDERS
Even the very best laid plans can go to waste and will luring Nagelsmann or Rodgers not come to fruition, a number of different attention-grabbing candidates have been mooted. Chief amongst them is Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who has reduce his managerial tooth at Rangers and ended Celtic’s dominance in Scotland by main the membership to Scottish Premiership glory this season, whereas a 2-0 win over their Outdated Agency rivals on Sunday stored them within the hunt for Scottish Cup glory. Rafael Benitez, the person who Gerrard lifted the Champions League underneath at Liverpool, is one other attention-grabbing identify stated to be within the operating. The Spaniard has loads of expertise in England having managed the Reds, Chelsea and Newcastle United and is out of labor having left Chinese language facet Dalian Skilled again in January. Fulham boss Scott Parker, a former Tottenham midfielder, and ex-Bournemouth supervisor Eddie Howe have additionally been urged as potential options.