Julian Nagelsmann, current RB Leipzig manager, is reportedly open to having discussions with Tottenham Hotspur regarding their managerial position. Sky Sports has reported that the German coach is keen to speak to Spurs about the imminent vacancy in North London, and he has already expressed his admiration for a couple of Tottenham players.
Nagelsmann has previously spoken highly of Harry Kane, praising the English striker’s abilities on multiple occasions. However, he has also shown his appreciation for Heung-Min Son, Tottenham’s South Korean forward. In 2020, when RB Leipzig faced Tottenham in the Champions League, Son was unfortunately absent due to an injury. Nagelsmann spoke about Son’s absence ahead of the clash, describing him as a ‘top player’ who is ‘great’.
“I hope his operation is good and he is back soon,” Nagelsmann said, as reported by the Daily Mail. “But it is a shame when a top player is missing from a game like this. It means there is one less great player. Tottenham have a number of players out, but we do as well. We prepared for Tottenham in detail; it doesn’t matter if (Harry) Kane or Son doesn’t play. For Tottenham, it would be better if they play, but it is better for us if they don’t play.”
Nagelsmann’s comments show that he is well aware of Son’s quality, and if he becomes Tottenham’s manager, getting the attacker back to his best will be one of his top priorities. Son has struggled to perform at his best this season, but under a new manager who has faith in his abilities, he could regain his form.
Nagelsmann has a proven track record of developing attacking players, and he will be ready to take on the challenge of getting Son back to his best. If he is appointed as Tottenham’s new manager, it will be interesting to see how he can improve the team’s overall performance, and especially the performance of Son, who has been one of the team’s key players in recent seasons.