Julian Nagelsmann will be at the top of Tottenham’s list of potential managerial goals if they fire Jose Mourinho, according to reports.
The It is said that the manager of RB Leipzig will be interested in moving to the Premier League in the summer, which will potentially give Mourinho more time, although Daily Telegraph suggest that Daniel Levy could act if the Spurs continue to slide across the table.
They are currently in a five-game losing streak in six games, bringing them an alarming nine points behind West Ham in fourth place.
Levy is said to retain support for Mourinho, but doubts clearly arise if journalists are informed of managerial goals.
Nagelsmann was top of our list February 12 when we enumerated the possible successors of Mourinho. As we wrote then: ‘It just feels inevitable that Nagelsmann and his offensive youth and wacky suits will be in the Premier League at some stage. And more from his RB Leipzig team absolutely pulled the pants of the Mourinho Spurs to the end in last year’s tie of the last 16 Champions Leagues, it seems this could easily be the next extremely promising young idealistic manager who is eventually broken at the helm of Spurs ’relentless ability to be more Spurs than should really be possible.
Mourinho goes on to claim that no one else could have done a better job at Tottenham, saying after the 2-1 defeat by West Ham: “The results are the result of multiple situations in football. My and my coaching staff are no others in the world.
“Of course our team has problems, and the problems are reflected in the results and points, but I also believe that a little of that light, a little of the luck you need in football to win matches, must return.
“And if that light comes back, it’s different. You hit the tripod and the ball goes in or out. Decisions about VAR, many times, today I do not talk about it because I did not watch today, but many times they are controversial or they are decisions of one centimeter.
“Sometimes you need a little luck to go in your favor. I believe that if this team wins in several matches in a row, that the situation can change and that we can still fight for the first four. If you say nine points now, it’s hard, it’s very possible.