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Tottenham Target Leipzig Boss Nagelsmann As Mourinho’s Replacement

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly set their sights on RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann as Jose Mourinho’s replacement.

Mourinho was sacked six days before Spurs Carabao Cup final clash against Manchester City.

The Portuguese was sacked following a largely disappointing season which left Spurs seventh in the Premier League.

According to Daily Mail, Nagelsmann is understood to be aware of the club’s interest in him.

The German who is also a prime target as Hans Flick’s replacement at Bayern Munich, is said to be open to joining Tottenham this summer which should encourage chairman Daniel Levy.

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However, Naglesmann still has two years to run on his contract at Red Bull, meaning it could cost Spurs up to £10million to release him from his contract.

Given his emergence as one of the most highly regarded managers in Europe, he will demand a significant increase on his current wages, which are understood to be in the region of £5million a year.

That all equates to an expensive appointment for Levy, who is working to a very tight budget due to the financial impact of Covid, though the potential riches to be earned in the European Super League would certainly help pay for Nagelsmann’s appointment.

Spurs also target Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers but the move is unlikely to be made due to his level control at the Foxes team.

Other candidates are Fulham boss Scott Parker who also played for Spurs, Brighton’s Graham Potter and Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

Meanwhile, academy coach and former player Ryan Mason and Chris Powell, who also works in Tottenham’s youth set-up, will take charge of the team most likely until the summer.

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