Why Tottenham may make sense for Rangnick
Given the partnerships, Tottenham has been known to make all over the world and the massive ego, I mean ambition of Daniel Levy as a businessman, maybe Rangnick does make sense, if.
Ralf Rangnick coming to Tottenham as manager would have to only be a temporary situation. Essentially, Rangnick takes over as manager to learn more about the players, the club, and the culture first-hand.
After Rangnick gets to know the mentality of the players as well as their ability as a coach over a season or two, then Rangnick brings in the next Julian Nagelsman to coach as he steps into the Sporting Director role.
Rangnick has to be Tottenham coach first
The idea of hiring Rangnick to start as a coach and eventually take over the footballing operation would show a real plan on behalf of Daniel Levy he heretofore has been unable to produce. This is a plan that could work but Rangnick has to come in as coach first.
At this point, Harry Kane, and everyone else associated with the club, have seen enough Trevor Birch’s and Franco Baldini’s come and go in a leadership position for it to not have any real meaning. If Rangnick was coach he would have some real say on things as well as some skin in the game that a sporting director does not.
Ultimately, the idea of a 62-year-old who has never coached a day outside of Germany coming to take Spurs to the promised land seems a bit far-fetched. However, the idea that a team could go from the fifth division to the Bundesliga in under a decade seems kind of far-fetched too.
Maybe Rangnick becomes coach. Maybe Rangnick becomes Director of Football. Maybe Rangnick becomes both. Maybe Rangnick becomes none and stays retired. Any way we slice it, having Ralf Rangnick’s name in the frame shows Tottenham might finally be on the right track.
Oh, and if you are coming Ralf, can you bring Marcel Sabitzer with you?