Tottenham’s pursuit of Julian Nagelsmann as their next manager has hit a stumbling block, according to the latest report from The Telegraph.
The report claims that the German coach has sought assurances over the club’s transfer strategy and who will be the new sporting Director.
The uncertainty surrounding the sporting director role is said to have caused doubts in Nagelsmann’s mind.
Fabio Paratici stepped down from the role as the club’s sporting director after he lost the appeal against his 30 month ban on footballing activities imposed by the Italian football and extended globally by FIFA.
The Italian’s replacement has yet to be named, leaving Nagelsmann unsure about the direction of the club’s transfer policy.
Furthermore, the report also mentions Tottenham’s wage budget could also be a potential problem, with Nagelsmann reportedly expecting to spend big on ‘high earners’.
The “outstanding” German manager was the frontrunner for the job, having been linked with Tottenham for some time. He was also linked with Chelsea, but ruled himself out of the job at Stamford Bridge after talks with the owners.
If Nagelsmann does not take the job, Tottenham could turn to Arne Slot, who has emerged as a serious contender for the job according to the latest report.
The Dutch manager has been making waves in the Eredivisie this season, with Feyenoord currently eight points clear at the top of the table and on verge of winning the league title for the first time since 2017.
Daniel Levy will be under a lot of pressure as he cannot afford to get another managerial appointment wrong at the club, specially considering he has already made the decision to not go after Mauricio Pochettino who is not close to becoming the manager of their London rivals Chelsea.