Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly sought external advice to assist in the club’s ongoing search for a new manager. The team has been without a permanent manager for over a month since Antonio Conte’s exit during the last international break.
The club’s recent on-pitch performances have been subpar, and their spot in the top four is now a distant memory. Although Europa League football remains a possibility, their Champions League aspirations have all but evaporated with only three games remaining in the season.
While Julian Nagelsmann is said to be Tottenham’s top target, concerns exist on his end of the deal regarding the absence of a director of football at N17. However, other potential candidates remain on Levy’s radar as the search for Conte’s replacement continues. Reports suggest that Levy has been receiving advice from the Sportsology group, although the club denies this claim.
Fabio Paratici’s ongoing debacle presents few options for the north London club at present. The Italian director of football vacated his role at Spurs last month but has recently had his appeal rejected against his 30-month ban from football activities. As the managerial search plays out, there are two key considerations for the 61-year-old chairman: the time they are willing to invest in someone like Nagelsmann and the possibility of bringing in a director of football in the interim.
If Nagelsmann insists on the appointment of a director of football before accepting the job, it could further prolong the search. Levy must decide whether he is willing to extend the search period to secure the right candidate or settle for a second-best option to expedite the process.
I personally think Mr Levy should put all his disputes with Poch behind him and take on the best manager for the job. Poch can make the players work and win trophies.