RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann would reportedly be ‘interested’ in the Tottenham job if Jose Mourinho was dismissed as manager.
Earlier this week, the The Daily Telegraph reported that Nagelsmann is Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s top target if he does choose to sack the Portuguese.
And in the latest development on Friday, Sport Bild reporter Christian Falk has claimed that the 33-year-old would strongly consider the north London hot seat if it became available.
However, earlier this week Leipzig had their say on the prospect of the manager moving to north London.
Markus Krosche, Leipzig’s Sporting Director, insists he sees no reason for Nagelsmann to move to Spurs.
Speaking to Sport BILD, as quoted by Sport Witness, he said: “When you do a good job, you arouse desire.
“But Julian feels comfortable because he has everything he needs here. The team is developing great.
“That’s why I see no reason for him to switch – especially since he has a valid contract with us.”
Earlier this week, talkSPORT’s European football expert revealed that Spurs may have to fight off Real Madrid to land Nagelsmann if he leaves RB Leipzig.
“It certainly wouldn’t happen before the end of the season. He is the type of guy that very much likes to stay until the end of the season and he made Leipzig wait a whole season before leaving Hoffenheim to go there,” Kevin Hatchard told talkSPORT.
“He’s very much a man of his word in that sense. I think he’s looking at the Premier League, I don’t think there’s any question about that.
“Chelsea had him on their list as well and is understandably very highly rated. He’s an intelligent guy, very good tactically, very good in terms of man management.
“He’s been in the senior coaching world since he was 28 and it takes some chutzpah to deal with guys who are older than you and tell them what’s what.
“I’ve been massively impressed by him. A lot of clubs will look at him if Zinedine Zidane got the push at Real Madrid.
“Real would go back in for him so it may well be a question for Tottenham over who else goes for him.
“He’s got a difficult position at Leipzig. He wants them to win trophies, he wants to push the team on but he knows what the financial reality is in terms of FFP and he knows Timo Werner is gone, Dayot Upamecano is going at the end of the season.
“It’s hard to build a team if your top stars are leaving every summer.”