In the latest development in Tottenham Hotspur’s search for a new manager and sporting director, Football Insider has reported that the club is considering a double swoop for Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui and their sporting director, Matt Hobbs.
Since the departure of Antonio Conte, Spurs have been unable to secure a permanent manager and a sporting director.
Despite numerous links to various managers, including Julian Nagelsmann, the frontrunner at one point, the club has struggled to find a suitable replacement.
Lopetegui, who took over at Wolves midway through the season, has impressed with his ability to guide the team away from the relegation zone.
With experience managing prestigious clubs such as Porto, Real Madrid, the Spanish national team, and Sevilla, where he won the Europa League, Lopetegui is seen as a strong candidate for the Spurs job.
Meanwhile, the sporting director position has been vacant since Fabio Paratici left due to a ban imposed by Italian football authorities, which was later extended globally by FIFA.
Matt Hobbs, who was appointed as Wolves’ sporting director in November, is reportedly being considered as a potential replacement.
Hobbs has been credited with facilitating a successful January transfer window for Wolves, contributing to the team’s bid for survival this season.
As Tottenham’s managerial and sporting director roles remain unfilled, the club is actively exploring various options.
Meanwhile, another report today claimed that Brentford are expecting an approach from Tottenham for manager Thomas Frank.
While ESPN’s Don Hutchinson has backed Brendan Rodgers to take the job.
It remains to be seen who Spurs end up appointing but fans will hope this is sorted as soon as possible.