Fabrizio Romano rules manager out of running for Tottenham job
Tottenham appear to be edging closer to finally appointing a new manager to replace Jose Mourinho, but that man won’t be Erik Ten Hag.
The Ajax coach has remained in the conversation all summer. This, despite the Dutchman only penning fresh terms with the Eredivisie side a few weeks back.
As recently as six days ago, we covered on TBR how Ten Hag remained on the list of targets for Daniel Levy. Tottenham, seemingly, going back to the drawing board of targets after the whole Fonseca and Gattuso shambles.
However, respected journalist and transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano, has now ruled out the prospect of Ten Hag arriving in North London.
Taking to his Twitter account, Romano says there is ‘no chance’ that the Dutchman leaves his current role in Ajax.
Tottenham fans needn’t worry, though. The club are reportedly close to appointing former Wolves boss Nuno Santo as their manager. His relationship with Jorge Mendes, who is a friend of Fabio Paratici, is said to be playing a key role in the decision.
Santo has been out of work since leaving Molineux. He was initially in talks with both Everton and Palace. However, talks broke down.
No Ten Hag for Tottenham but Santo deal approaching
Ten Hag seemed to be the perfect fit for Tottenham as soon as Mourinho left but it’s just not going to happen now.
Like with so many, Levy and Spurs seemed to miss the boat here. Instead, Ajax acted quickly to protect their asset.
Santo looks like being the man then. And while it won’t be the most inspiring appointment for some fans, the club needs a manager in.
If he can do as well as he did with Wolves in his initial few seasons, then Spurs could do well. Ten Hag, on the other hand, might be someone who the club revisits in the future.