As inevitable as a merry-go-round, Tottenham is again searching for a manager to correct the path of the wayward ENIC ship, with Mauricio Pochettino waiting patiently in the wings.
Among all the names linked to the Spurs job, Pochettino is the standout candidate for various reasons.
That’s not to dismiss or overlook other candidates’ credentials, particularly those of former Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann.
Nagelsmann became the Bundesliga’s youngest permanent head coach when he took charge of Hoffenheim aged 28.
After a successful tenure at Hoffenheim, Nagelsmann led Leipzig into uncharted water during his first season, propelling them into the Champions League semifinal. They qualified for the quarterfinal in his second and final year at the helm.
He was only 33 when he was named Bayern Munich manager. Nevertheless, there’s no debating his pedigree or managerial acumen. However, Nagelsmann isn’t overly interested in the Tottenham job and was recently pushed out of Bavaria due to his my-way-or-the-highway approach.
Discounting Nuno Espirito Santo’s two minutes in charge, the aforementioned hard-nosed mantra should remind you of Spurs’ most recent pair of winning managers, both left devoid of a trophy or a legacy to look back on.
While there are countless reasons Tottenham should reinstall Pochettino as the gaffer, here are the four most compelling: