Football FanCast have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have identified RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann as a potential replacement for Mauricio Pochettino, if the Argentine relinquishes his post as Spurs boss.
Pochettino is coming under increasing pressure as Spurs manager after a disappointing start to the 2019-20 campaign. Tottenham sit way down in 14th place in the Premier League, winning just three of their 12 league games.
The former Southampton and Espanyol manager has earned enormous respect during his time as Spurs manager, and it makes him unlikely to be sacked by Daniel Levy – especially with the north London club doing well in the Champions League.
Nagelsmann, meanwhile, is making enormous waves as one of the best young managers in European football. He took over Hoffenheim in 2015, with the club facing relegation. He won seven out of 14 matches in 2015-16, keeping Hoffenheim up.
The following season, he pushed Hoffenheim into fourth and qualified for the Champions League. He stayed in charge for 136 matches at Hoffenheim before joining Leipzig in the summer, where he has won 11 of his 17 games in charge.
TBR’s view – Nagelsmann an excellent appointment, if Poch does leave
The only way Pochettino will leave Tottenham is if the Argentine does eventually have enough, or whether another club looks to lure the Argentine away. He has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Nagelsmann is renowned as being an attack-minded coach who plays exciting football. At Leipzig, his attack boasts of the likes of Timo Werner, Marcel Sabitzer and more. Under Nagelsmann, he has them firing – scoring 44 goals in 17 games.
He would be an excellent appointment and well suited to Spurs, if Pochettino does leave. Whether he leaves, though, remains to be seen.