Tottenham Hotspur, commonly referred to as Spurs, suffered a dramatic defeat against Bournemouth in their latest attempt to secure a spot in the top four. This is just the latest setback in what has been a tough season for the club. Despite the arrival of new manager Cristian Stellini, Spurs seem unable to turn their fortunes around. Antonio Conte’s final game in charge saw the team draw with Southampton, and since then, they have suffered defeats to both Everton and Bournemouth.
The search for a new manager is ongoing, with Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique believed to be on the list of potential candidates. However, reports suggest that these two managers are also being considered by Spurs’ London rivals, Chelsea. In the hunt for a new manager, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly looking for someone who sees the club as their top choice, rather than just a fallback option.
There has been talk of a potential return for former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, but the club has not yet made contact with him, and it remains to be seen whether he is a serious contender for the job. However, there are concerns that Levy’s criteria for the new manager could limit their options, particularly if they are ruling out managers who are considering other job offers.
Overall, what Spurs need is a manager who can bring the club and its fans back together, repairing what is currently a fractured relationship. Pochettino, who is affectionately known as “magic” by the fans, could be the ideal candidate for this task. However, Levy would have to be willing to swallow his pride and potentially acknowledge that the decision to sack Pochettino in 2019 was a mistake.