Levy’s new ‘figure of interest’ to replace Mourinho, but time against Spurs

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Tottenham president Daniel Levy is said to be interested in speaking with Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick, according to a report.

Flick, 56, has informed Bayern he will be leaving the club this summer and he was to succeed Joachim Low as Germany coach after the Euros. This has yet to be confirmed with Flick elusive like never before over the weekend following Bayern’s draw with Freiburg. The former Bayern and Germany assistant coach has yet to make a final decision on his future and it has left a window for a number of clubs to take an interest in him.

“When do the euros start? Yes, so I still have a little bit of time, ”said Flick (quoted by Tz). “(DFB director) Oliver (Bierhoff) is a friend to me, we have always worked very, very well together. We have always been very, very grateful. But I always said I needed a little time to see what was to come. “

Barcelona and Juventus are both reportedly interested in Flick, who has guided Bayern to back-to-back Bundesliga titles during his 18 months at the helm.

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And now the The telegraph of the day claim that Flick is “a figure of interest to Levy”.

Sam Wallace goes on to say that “Flick is a possibility although it seems destined to manage Germany”.

Flick certainly seems to fit the profile Levy is looking for.

“They are said to be looking for an established coach – with a strong profile – whose last season was a success,” the report says.

The last factor is believed to be why Levy didn’t drop in to name figures like Graham Potter, Scott Parker, and Ralph Hasenhüttl.

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It’s unclear whether or not Flick is committed to the DFB, but Levy will need to act quickly if he is to have any chance of getting close to Flick.

Levy has experienced a number of setbacks in his search for a replacement for Mourinho.


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The setbacks of the Tottenham boss

Erik Ten Hag has extended his Ajax contract, while Julian Nagelsmann has struck a deal with Bayern Munich.

Brendan Rodgers also pledged his future at Leicester before winning the FA Cup on Saturday. Rodgers were believed to be firmly on Levy’s success list, but with the Champions League beckoning Leicester, the former Celtic boss is staying put.

Lazio’s Simeone Inzaghi has become another potential candidate. While Peter Crouch doubted Spurs could attract Steven Gerrard from Rangers.

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Gerrard, who won the Scottish Premier League title with Rangers on Saturday, is also reportedly on Levy’s radar.

“I hear people talking about how strong the Scottish League is and questioning the quality, but I would say this: if it was that easy, why aren’t the teams unbeaten every year?” Said Crouch.

“He’s going to be an exceptional manager and if I was running Tottenham I would be absolutely interested in a man of his caliber.

“But could you see Steven Gerrard handling someone in the Premier League other than Liverpool? No, me neither.

“When Steven returns to England, it will be to succeed Jurgen Klopp. I really don’t see it any other way.

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