It was a week to forget for José Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur after the club was shockingly eliminated from European cup competition by Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday of last week. Spurs season has been disappointing with the club sitting sixth in the Premier League and never once looked like a team that would fight for the title.
According to various news sources in England, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is already thinking about replacing the three-time Premier League winner. A change would be costly as Mourinho has two years left on his current deal, but according to sources the upper management at the club are not satisfied with where Spurs is at.
José Mourinho’s career as a manager is nothing short than hall of fame, but his most recent stints at Manchester United and now Spurs have been the lowest in terms of championships. The Special One has not won any silverware with Spurs and only managed three second tier titles at Manchester United. Here are the possible 5 candidates to replace Mourinho at Spurs!
Brendan Rodgers has done an amazing job at Leicester City as the Foxes sit third in the Premier League and eliminated Manchester United in the FA Cup this past weekend. Rodgers almost won a Premier League title with Liverpool and is one of the best managers in England.
Timing is everything and former AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri just stated to the media that he’d love to return to coaching. Allegri last coached Juventus to 11 titles during his five years in charge of the Italian Old Lady.
The current RB Leipzig manager, Julian Nagelsmann has done wonders with the German club. At 33 he would be a gamble for a club like Spurs but as one of the best young managers in Europe, Nagelsmann plays a much more fluid style than Mourinho’s and is the kind of soccer Spurs fans like.
Rafa Benitez has a resume that would make him a no-brainer to coach Spurs if need be. The question is if he still has it? At Liverpool and in his heyday the Spanish coach won the Champions League, FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup. Benitez last coached in China and may not be the first choice for the Spurs brass.
This one looks like a long shot, but the Southampton boss is looked upon with good eyes at the Spurs boardroom as they see him as a new kind of Mauricio Pochettino given the right personnel. The question is, how does the Spurs brass convince a fanbase that a manager near relegation is the right man to manage Tottenham?