Julian Nagelsmann has reportedly been denied the chance to become the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur as negotiations have reached a stalemate.
Nagelsmann was tipped to be one of the favourites to take the vacant spot and negotiations with the club had been going on for weeks.
Reports suggest that the German has no interest in negotiating further as he was only prepared to accept the job in case Tottenham signed a new sporting director, who would help him run the club.
Tottenham have dropped their interest in the German coach as they continue their search for a new head coach, according to reports.
There is an air of confusion over the reasons being cited for the breakdown in negotiations with Nagglesmann as Spurs are reportedly looking to hire a new sporting director as well to replace Fabio Paratici.
Spurs now move their attention to other options as Spanish coach Luis Enrique and current Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim have emerged as candidates for the job. Xabi Alonso is also considered a serious option.
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Ryan Mason has said that he is ready to step in as the permanent manager for Tottenham and insists he is ready. Mason was given the role of caretaker manager until the end of the season.
Nagelsmann has previously said he would love to work in the Premier League but this is the second Premier League job that has slipped out of his hands as the German was also reported to be on Chelsea’s shortlist. The blues seem to have favoured Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs had a difficult season under Antonio Conte. They were sitting in the top four for large parts of the season under the Italian but have struggled for consistency and have been over-reliant on star-striker Harry Kane.
Conte was sacked in early March after his explosive media rant in the aftermath of a draw against Southampton. His deputy Cristian Stellini was put in temporary charge but was also replaced by Ryan Mason after just four matches.
The club from North London currently sit in 6th, looking below them rather than above, as Brighton are only 2 points behind with 2 games in hand.