Tottenham will move for RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann if Jose Mourinho fails to revive the club from their current slump, according to The Telegraph.
The Portuguese boss has overseen a run of five defeats in six Premier League games and now face a real fight to return to European football next season.
Nagelsmann has been placed at the top of the list by the Tottenham hierarchy and the report claims he could be interested in a switch to join a Premier League club.
The 32-year-old is widely regarded as one of Europe’s top, young managers and last season his team knocked Tottenham out of the Champions League.
Leipzig enjoyed a run to the semi-final before going out to PSG. This season Nagelsmann’s team have it all to do as they trail Liverpool 2-0 after a first-leg defeat.
His team are going great guns in the Bundesliga though; sitting second behind Bayern Munich in the quest to lift the league title.
Mourinho is facing a make-or-break 12 days in the Tottenham hot seat. His team face Burnley, Fulham and Crystal Palace in the league and nine points have to be the target.
A second leg Europa League showdown with Wolfsberger is also on the cards, with Spurs 4-1 up from last week’s tie.
TBR View: Nagelsmann could be just the man for Tottenham
Spurs’ form in the first half of 2020/21 should earn Mourinho a bit of time and he should get until the end of the season at the very least.
If Daniel Levy does decide to make a change though Nagelsmann would be an appointment to excite the fan base.
He is young, would bring fresh ideas and has done some great things with RB Leipzig during his time in charge.
Nagelsmann would bring a different approach to the playing style and that could excite the club’s supporters.
The youngster doesn’t yet have a trophy on his managerial CV but that shouldn’t worry Tottenham fans.
After watching Mourinho’s drab style since the turn of the year the chance of strategy would be most welcome – and could allow some of the club’s attacking options to thrive once again.
It could be an exciting summer for Spurs.