4️⃣ candidates to replace José Mourinho at Tottenham

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Wow! Who was expecting that?

Tottenham officially announced on Monday that José Mourinho would be leaving the club after 17 months in charge.

Here are four managers that could replace 58-year-old in North London.

The Dream – Julian Nagelsmann

After working miracles with Hoffenheim and taking RB Leipzig to new heights, Julian Nagelsmann is one of the most exciting young managers around.

His unorthodox positional play has impacted modern tactics and while some of his decision making raises eyebrows, ingenuity and bravery are two main themes.

Top European clubs, including Real Madrid and Manchester United, have previously established contact with the 33-year-old who looks set for a bright future.

His track record with young players speaks for itself and he is constantly overachieving with modest wage bills. Snap him up now before someone else does.

The Winner – Massimiliano Allegri

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Massimiliano Allegri is somehow still available after leaving Juventus in 2019. So why don’t Tottenham change that?

His pedigree is instantly obvious, winning five Serie A titles with the Bianconeri and even one with Milan in 2010/11.

The 53-year-old is pragmatic and tactically versatile, knowing how to play different opponents based on their skillset.

He won’t be cheap but with Allegri you know what you get. Hard working, clever, and silverware will be on the way.

The Stabiliser – Nuno Espírito Santo

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This name won’t have Spurs fans on the edge of their seats, but Nuno Espírito Santo has quietly built a strong reputation in England.

Wolves have stagnated this season (injuries permitting) and maybe the time is right for a new challenge after settling in the Premier League?

His three-at-the-back systems favour counter attacking football which is where Harry Kane and Heung-min Son have thrived, while remaining defensively stable.

If they need someone to come in for one or two years, and settle things down before a big appointment – he’s your man.

The Wildcard – Steven Gerrard

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You’ve read the article until now so let us chuck this option at you: Steven Gerrard.

There is a growing trend of former players becoming managers in the Premier League, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Mikel Arteta and Scott Parker, and why not add another?

The 40-year-old has done an unbelievable job with Rangers, wrestling the Scottish Premiership away from Celtic and remaining unbeaten.

It’s unlikely Daniel Levy will gamble on somebody with such little experience but he is gaining admirers with each passing week.