Tottenham’s hunt for a permanent manager enters its 10th week, and while skepticism and negativity have enveloped the club, at least six managers are still linked with the job.
The perception of the vacant position mirrors the foreboding aura permeating the club. Thanks to Daniel Levy’s infamous reputation, most elite managers won’t touch Tottenham with a 10-foot barge pole.
And if, on the odd chance, a highly sought-after manager finds a way to initially look past Levy’s controlling, meddling influence, the negotiation stage usually puts a stop to their acquiescence.
One way or another, most reputable managers eventually run for the hills or back to their current club, as was the case for Arne Slot.
But, even without a director of football to lead the managerial hunt, Spurs must push on, with Levy leading the headless charge.
While none of these managers is Tottenham’s first choice, they’ve all been linked to a job that is becoming increasingly undesirable.
The looming questions are which best suits Tottenham’s philosophy and who is brave or, depending on your outlook, foolhardy enough to take on the role.
From least to most likely, six candidates are still in the running to coach Tottenham Hotspur.
6. Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers was a frontrunner to land the Tottenham job a few years ago. A lot has changed since he won the FA Cup with Leicester in 2021.
While Leicester’s ownership should take most of the blame for their club’s downward spiral, Rodgers’ stock has also taken a hit. No longer the fresh, innovative face on the block, Levy has clearly veered away from the 50-year-old.
However, the likelihood of Rodgers securing the job increases gradually for each preferred candidate who walks away from the negotiation table.