Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg outlines what Tottenham need in a manager
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been quoted by Sky Sports as saying that Tottenham Hotspur need a manager that can win them the Europa League, when asked who he would like to replace Jose Mourinho in the Spurs dugout this summer.
Hojbjerg, 25, was unlucky not to earn the man-of-the-match award on Sunday afternoon as Tottenham beat Wolves 2-0. Gary Neville awarded it to Conor Coady, despite the Danish midfielder scoring and creating another goal in North London.
Ryan Mason has impressed during his interim spell in charge. The 29-year-old has overseen Spurs winning three of the four Premier League games he has taken charge – beating Wolves, Southampton and Sheffield United, and losing to Leeds United.
That form, though, has seen Spurs bounce back into sixth place and looking more than comfortable to finish in the Europa League spots. Asked who Spurs need to bring in as Mourinho’s replacement, Hojbjerg said he wants an ambitious coach.
“It is a difficult question, it is not one I can answer, or one I want to answer,” Hojbjerg said. “But Tottenham is an ambitious club and we need an ambitious coach. “We really want to be there, we really want to be a part of it.
“We don’t only want to be a part of it, we want to win it as well. So it will be fantastic to get into the Europa League and try and win it,” Hojbjerg continued, having failed to prevent Tottenham exiting the Europa League at the Round of 16 stage.
TBR’s view – The contenders, and which would be best?
Brendan Rodgers is not leaving Leicester this summer, unless they fail to finish in the top four. They look set to do so, sitting three above fifth-placed Liverpool in third with two games left. He would be perfect, but he isn’t going anywhere.
Especially after the FA Cup win. But there are other contenders that would suit Spurs. Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi would be an excellent appointment and he is out of contract. Hansi Flick is likely to take over Germany, but he is still an option.
An attacking manager is crucial and therefore, the likes of Rafa Benitez or Max Allegri should be avoided. Roberto Martinez might also be a decent option, but surely, Inzaghi or Flick would be the best Spurs could do.
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