The Evening Standard have reported that Erik Ten Hag’s decision to sign a contract extension with Ajax comes as a blow to Tottenham, who are now said to be running out of managerial options.
Julian Nageslmann was reported to be Tottenham’s number one target but the North Londoners now have to look elsewhere after he agreed to join Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
Ten Hag was also rumoured to be among the top names on Spurs’ wish list but it emerged today that the Dutchman had extended his contract with Ajax until 2023.
The Evening Standard have now claimed that Tottenham still remain interested in Brendan Rodgers but getting the Northern Irishman would prove difficult for the club as he would demand a sizable offer to leave Leicester as well as the promise of control over transfers.
It is said that the North Londoners are now exploring other candidates including Brighton boss Graham Potter, Fulham’s Scott Parker and former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick.
Gareth Southgate and Roberto Martinez are also said to be on Spurs’ radar but it is suggested that Daniel Levy is unlikely to make a move for either one.
This is because both the England and Belgium bosses would only be available after the European Championships and the Spurs chairman is said to be eager to confirm an appointment by the end of the season.
Spurs Web Opinion
I am not really overly disappointed with the news about Ten Hag’s contract extension as I believe that appointing the Dutchman would have been a gamble. I would much rather see the club go for someone like Graham Potter, who has Premier League experience and the potential to develop further as a coach.
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