It became the director’s grave.
England’s ‘Football Insider’ reported on the 1st (메이저놀이터Korean time), “Coach Julian Nagelsmann is not convinced that a move to Tottenham Hotspur will be the right destination for him.”
Tottenham said on the club website on the 27th, “Manager Antonio Conte has left the club by mutual agreement. We thank Conte for his contributions and wish him well for the future. Coaches Christian Stellini and Coach Ryan Mason will be managing for the rest of the season. I will take over the team as a substitute.”
Even if you finish this season as an acting manager, you have to start working on appointing a manager for the upcoming season. The most likely candidate is director Nagelsmann. ‘Telegraph’ said, “Tottenham wants to talk with coach Nagelsmann. They are starting an investigation of potential candidates by appointing coach Stellini and coach Mason on a temporary basis. He has a crush on Tottenham and even owns the uniform. It is known to be doing that.”
Nagelsmann lost his job two days ahead of Conte. Coach Nagelsmann made his professional club debut at the age of 28. He started his coaching career as coach of the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim U-17 team and then managed the first team. He subsequently moved to Leipzig and took over the Munich helm in the summer of 2021.
Nagelsmann has had success in the Bundesliga, but his performances in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) have been disappointing. He suffered a shock defeat to Villarreal. At DFB-Pokal, he was knocked out in the second round.
In this situation, manager Conte has been hardened and is strongly connected with Tottenham. However, Nagelsmann is known to be skeptical of the Tottenham managerial position. ‘Football Insider’ said, “According to sources, Nagelsmann is afraid that ‘if I join Tottenham, it could adversely affect my career’.”
There is a reason why Nagelsmann is concerned about the position of Tottenham manager. It is because it has become the ‘director’s grave’. After sacking manager Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham brought in Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espiritu Santo and Conte, but all ended in failure.
Another reason is that the goals we look at are different. “Coach Nagelsmann believes that he is not ideal for Tottenham as he wants to build a team that can make an immediate impact over trophies.”
In the end, it seems that Tottenham’s search for a manager will fall further into the labyrinth.