'High-intensity', 'great' manager reportedly wanted by Spurs signs new contract at current club
Spurs continue to search for a new manager, more than two months after sacking Jose Mourinho.
And yet another coach who Tottenham reportedly wanted has now committed his future elsewhere.
A month ago, German outlet BILD claimed that Spurs were eyeing Borussia Dortmund’s Edin Terzic.
The German publication also reported interest from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace and Newcastle United.
Terzic made a name for himself at Dortmund after becoming interim manager in wake of Lucien Favre’s sacking.
The 38-year-old did superbly in his first role as head coach, winning the 2020-21 DFB-Pokal.
Dortmund have since brought in a new manager, Marco Rose from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Terzic had been expected to become Rose’s assistant manager, but has instead taken up the role of technical director.
Penning a contract until 2025, he will work closely with Michael Zorc and Sebastian Kehl.
Spurs manager search goes on
Another day, another blow for Spurs as another coach linked with the N17 hotseat is now out of the running.
Terzic did so well in charge of BVB, galvanising a struggling side midway through the season.
“Edin Terzic did a great job,” Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told the Bundesliga website earlier this year.
“He took over the team in December when it was half-dead and he brought it to life.
Gio Reyna, meanwhile, spoke of how Terzic “lets me be free as an attacker. We play at high intensity, with new energy and new life.”
He’d have been good for Spurs, but they’ll have to keep looking.