Tottenham Hotspur may have to pay a hefty compensation fee of €20m (£17.5m) to Bayern Munich if they decide to appoint Julian Nagelsmann as their head coach before the summer. This news comes after the announcement of Bayern Munich’s sacking of Nagelsmann last week, which sparked Tottenham’s interest in the German coach. Several publications, including the Evening Standard and Football Insider, have suggested that Tottenham is expected to make contact with Nagelsmann.
In 2021, The Telegraph reported that Tottenham had tried to appoint Nagelsmann as their head coach, and with his availability once again, they are expected to make another attempt. The 35-year-old has an affinity towards Tottenham, and even owns a Spurs replica shirt, according to The Telegraph.
Tottenham confirmed on Sunday that they have parted ways with Antonio Conte and that Cristian Stellini will take charge on an interim basis until the end of the season, with Ryan Mason as his assistant. It is speculated that Tottenham may have been ready to pay the compensation fee to secure Nagelsmann’s signature, particularly given the importance of Champions League qualification.
However, it is also possible that Nagelsmann and other potential coaching candidates would prefer to wait until the summer to see what options open up. This may be the reason why Tottenham has opted for an interim coach until the end of the season.
The situation is not unique to Tottenham, as Real Madrid is also reportedly interested in appointing Nagelsmann. Both Tottenham and Real Madrid would have to pay the same compensation fee to Bayern Munich should they decide to appoint Nagelsmann before the end of the season.
In conclusion, Tottenham Hotspur faces significant compensation for Bayern Munich’s Julian Nagelsmann, should they decide to appoint him before the summer. It remains to be seen whether Tottenham will make a move for the German coach, or if they will wait until the summer to assess their options.