Tottenham’s search for a new manager heading into next season has been a leading story amongst European football in recent weeks.
A myriad of managers have been touted for the job, some with a wealth of experience, others in their early years of managment. Various names have reportedly been dropped from Levy’s shortlist, but others have also excluded themselves in the running for the job.
So, what is really going on in Tottenham’s managerial search? Who do Tottenham want? Who don’t Tottenham want? and who doesn’t want Tottenham? Here’s everything you need to know.
The key news comes from the Netherlands, where after an astounding season, guiding Feyenoord to their second Eredivisie title this century, Arne Slot has confirmed his intention to stay at the club next season, stating: “My wish is to stay with Feyenoord and continue to build on the foundations that have been laid over the last two seasons.” Fabrizio Romano has also reported that the Dutch manager is set to sign a new contract at the Rotterdam side.
Slot was previously said to be amongst the leading candidates in Spurs’ shortlist, therefore this decision will come as a significant blow to the north London side.
Furthermore, with previous targets Xabi Alonso, Vincent Kompany and Julian Nagelsmann now also out of the running for the job, and ex-boss Maurcio Pochetino looking set to join London rivals Chelsea, the options for who takes the helm at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium are rapidly narrowing down.
As for who remains on the Lilywhite’s shortlist, Sky Sports News have reported that that Celtic’s Ange Postecoglu, Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi, and Marco Silva at Fulham are all of interest after impressive seasons at their respective clubs. Free agents Graham Potter, Brendan Rodgers, and the highly decorated Luis Enrique are also significantly admired.
So, after several initially-favoured managers either declining the club or staying loyal to their current clubs, Spurs’ managerial shortlist now looks a shadow of what it once was, and their now 60-day long hunt for a manager continues…
With record goalscorer Harry Kane potentially departing the side this summer and European football looking unlikely next season, the future looks increasingly bleak and uncertain for Tottenham Hotspur.
Travis Levison | Get Football