Daniel Levy wants to know whether Julian Nagelsmann is open to Spurs

Daniel Levy wants to know whether Julian Nagelsmann is open to taking over at Tottenham before he decides who to chase as Antonio Conte’s replacement, with Real Madrid and Chelsea also monitoring the German manager

  • Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wants to understand Julian Nagelsmann’s position
  • Levy is interested in seeing if the German is interested in joining Tottenham
  • Nagelsmann is expected to attract a host of clubs after leaving Bayern Munich 

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is seeking clarification on whether top target Julian Nagelsmann is open to replacing Antonio Conte as the club’s new head coach.

Levy wants to ascertain Spurs’ chances of luring Nagelsmann, one of the most high-profile manager’s in European football, before turning his attentions to other candidates on the club’s shortlist of to replace Conte, who left the club on Sunday night.

Nagelsmann, who was sacked by Bayern Munich last week, will be one of the most sought after managers in European football given his availability and the fact he can be appointed without having to play another club compensation in the summer.

Real Madrid are among the clubs already interested in the 35-year-old and joining a team already set-up for instant success my suit Nagelsmann.

Likewise, Nagelsmann has admirers at Chelsea and would interest the club if they decided to replace Graham Potter.

Tottenham want to know whether Julian Nagelsmann is interested in their vacant managerial job

Nagelsmann was sacked as Bayern Munich manager over the weekend and is now pursuing other opportunities

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy (pictured) wants to find out whether the German would be open to joining Spurs

The Blues have had an upsurge in results recently which has helped ease the pressure on Potter following a largely disappointing first season at Stamford Bridge.

But further negativity between now and the end of the season could still leave Chelsea’s owners with a decision to make and the fact Nagelsmann is readily available may be a factor.

Indeed, Levy is acutely aware of how difficult it is likely to be to attract Nagelsmann to Spurs given he is likely to have numerous options over the forthcoming weeks and months.

And the Spurs chairman has already started trying to determine the chances of successfully enticing Nagelsmann to north London and there is some hope that the head coach is ready to listen to what Tottenham have to offer.

The club have already compiled an exhaustive list of alternative candidates with Luis Enrique, Roberto De Zerbi, Marco Silva, Steve Cooper, Thomas Frank, Sergio Conceicao, Oliver Glasner and Ange Postecoglu among the names in the frame.

Mauricio Pochettino’s return would appease sections of the fanbase but his appointment is rated as doubtful.

Levy may be required to play more of a central role than expected in the club’s search for a new manager given the uncertainty over managing director of football Fabio Paratici’s position.

Paratici – who was one of Conte’s biggest allies – has been hit with a suspension in Italy as part of an investigation into alleged financial wrong-doing at Juventus.

The uncertainty surrounding the Italian administrator could be further complicated after a court case was postponed until May 10.

The preliminary hearing of a criminal investigation into the allegations of Juventus and individuals who worked at the club, in which Paratici is named as one the defendants, started on Monday but was immediately postponed by just over six weeks.

While the club move forward with their plans to appoint a new head coach, Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason have been placed in temporary charge of the team.

And their caretaker reign has already been dealt its first major blow as it emerged right wing-back Emerson Royal requires surgery after damaging his knee while playing for Brazil.

Left-sided defender Ben Davies was last week ruled out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury.

Conte posted on his Instagram page on Monday: ‘I would like to deeply thank everyone at Spurs who appreciated and shared my passion and my intense way of living football as a coach.

‘A special thought to the fans who always showed me support and appreciation, it’s been unforgettable to hear them signing my name.

‘Our journey together has ended, I wish you all the best for the future.’

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