Spurs are back at it again to hunt for a new manager. Since reaching the Champions Leagues final in 2019. Spurs manager hunt seems to be in a merry-go-round. They are going for defensive coaches that are not really their style. This time around, after 3 managers have come and gone. Some big names such as Jose Mourinho and Conte have gone. It seems in 2023 Spurs new manager hunt have to get it right.
If you're a Tottenham fan, you may be wondering who will be the new manager for your beloved club. Well, The Stats Ball is here to give you an update on who the favorites are to take over as the new head coach.
Let's begin with top 4 managers who potentially might be Spurs new managers for the next upcoming seasons. We will start with the first manager, who is young, hungry and just recently is a manager that become available by a shock sacking.
Spurs New Manager Odds 2023
|Roberto De Zerbi|
Julian Nagelsmann is a name that should excite all Spurs fans, given how impressive he was during his time with Bayern Munich, a tenure that came to an end last week after the German was sacked by the European giants. His time at Hoffenheim saw Nagelsmann take them from being relegation-threatened to a top four side in just an 18-month span, with this catching the eye of RB Leipzig, who appointed him as manager in 2019.
The German managed to guide Leipzig to the semi-finals of the Champions League in his first season, with Nagelsmann then taking his side to the DFB Pokal in 2021, with Bayern appointing him as manager shortly after. Despite achieving this in his first 18 months with the club, their league performances this year have led to Nagelsmann being let go. The former Leipzig boss is one of the best young managers currently in the game, and Spurs would do well to bring him in to replace Conte following the Italian's departure.
Pochettino returning to north London would be the dream scenario for a lot of Tottenham fans, given how well the Argentine did during his previous spell with the Lilywhites. Although he didn't win a trophy during his previous stint with Spurs, Pochettino still managed to take them to a Champions League final, as well two top three finishes in the Premier League in both 2015/16 and 2016/17.
Pochettino secured Champions League football in all-but-one of his seasons with Spurs, with this then seeing him land the PSG job, a role he was relieved on in July 2022 despite winning Ligue 1 in his last season. The Argentinian is loved by all in north London, and given he's currently without a job following his time at PSG coming to an end last year, it wouldn't be a difficult appointment for the Lilywhites to make.
Roberto De Zerbi
Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi has taken the Premier League by storm since his arrival on the south coast in late 2022. The Italian, who landed the job with Brighton following an impressive spell with Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk, has managed to guide the Seagulls to seventh in the Premier League at the time of writing. He's managed to improve on Brighton's already-impressive style of play since his arrival, with De Zerbi's side now much more potent in front of goal.
They lost just six of his first 25 games at manager of Brighton, with the Seagulls now in a great position to secure European football for the 2023/24 campaign. Spurs fans would, presumably, be happy with this appointment given how impressive De Zerbi has been with Brighton in such a short space of time. However, given they recently lost Graham Potter to Chelsea, it remains to be seen whether Brighton would be willing to let another manager with high potential leave having only just joined.
Dutch manager Arne Slot is another candidate, similar to De Zerbi, that has impressed in recent years with his work on the continent. His first stint as manager saw him muster up a 55% win rate as AZ Alkmaar boss, with his performances with AZ catching the eyes of Feyenoord, with Slot making the move to the Rotterdam-based club in July 2022. Slot has been very impressive during his time with Feyenoord,
While Stellini's lack of experience may count against him, his familiarity with the club and its players could give him an advantage over the other candidates. However, it remains to be seen if he will be given the permanent role or if Spurs will opt for a more established name.
What Now for Spurs?
This time Spurs will have to get it right. They have been on the decline since they last appear in the Champion League finals a good 5 years ago. Can Spurs make it right this time around after the semi toxic atmosphere around Conte time at Spurs?