Luis Enrique, who most recently managed the Spanish national team at the 2022 World Cup, is said to be on Spurs’ radar.
Enrique is another attacking-minded, possession based manager. Enrique has had stints at AS Roma and Barcelona.
However, he is known to have a rather strong personality which could bring forth problems that we saw during the Conte era. No one wants another manager who believes they are bigger than the club..
Appointing Enrique would mean a mass overhaul of the squad and giving some of the current loaned out players another chance. Tottenham does not have the players to play Enrique’s style currently, particularly in defense and midfield.
Ange Postecoglou is a far-out, intriguing option. But Postecoglou plays the type of football Spurs fans want to see.
The Australian has impressed at Celtic, although it must be stated that the Scottish Premier League and the English Premier League are two completely different animals.
Arne Slot is another under-the-radar candidate. Slot is currently as Feyenoord, who are first in the Eredivisie at the moment.
Arne Slot is also another manager whose play suits what Tottenham is looking for.
Since Slot’s situation is similar to Postecoglou’s, careful consideration must be made. But given how well Erik ten Hag has been doing at Manchester United, perhaps appointing Slot would be a shrewd move.
Roberto De Zerbi
Brighton and Hove Albion have not missed a beat despite losing Graham Potter to Chelsea. Since coming in, Roberto De Zerbi has done an excellent job as the Seagulls’ manager.
Brighton is on the cusp of Europe as they currently sit seventh in the Premier League with 42 points.
Brighton has been one of the most entertaining teams to watch this season, scoring 46 goals in the PL, which is good enough for fifth-best. De Zerbi has also improved several players, such as Kauro Mitoma and Solly March.
One concerning element to appointing De Zerbi would be how long he has been at Brighton. Do Spurs want to rush in before he completes a full season? Would De Zerbi want to leave Brighton as he has just begun his journey with them?
Another aspect of De Zerbi is that Brighton reportedly has something that resembles a release clause for the Italian. Brighton has gone from producing top-class talents for huge transfer fees to doing the same thing for managers. Daniel Levy is also probably not the type of person to pay another club to acquire a manager’s services.
Tottenham Hotspur has been linked with many managers over the last few weeks. It will be interesting to see how many more ‘final chances’ Daniel Levy will be given by the fans, as it will be difficult to one-up appointing a manager like Antonio Conte who will go on to win silverware at his next club.
It will also be interesting to see which managers are truly considered with Daniel Levy’s need to have the final say and managing director of football Fabio Paratici’s recent verdict. Nonetheless, the next few months will be huge for the club going forward.