Tottenham next manager: Nuno Espirito Santo back in contention after colossal odds drop, Gasperini & Galtier in the mix06/09/2021
TOTTENHAM have gone full circle in their search for a new managerial appointment with Erik ten Hag now favourite again.
The Ajax boss, 51, was among the initial candidates for the role when Jose Mourinho was sacked.
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And he’s back on top of Betfair’s list at 7/5 following the breakdown in talks with Antonio Conte.
It is believed Conte and Spurs were some distance apart in wages and transfer funds, and now Daniel Levy is looking elsewhere.
Former boss Mauricio Pochettino is second favourite at 4/1 despite the difficulties with getting him out of PSG.
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez is next at 6/1 along with previous odds-on favourite Conte now at 8s.
Nuno Espirito Santo, who's also occupied the favourite tag, has shortened considerably after walking away from Crystal Palace.
He was offered at a monumental 50/1 but has been slashed to 9/1 in the last few hours.
Levy faces a crucial few weeks now as he seeks to get a boss in before the start of next season – and one who could convince Harry Kane to stay at the club.
Next permanent Tottenham manager – Betfair
- Erik ten Hag – 7/5
- Mauricio Pochettino – 4/1
- Roberto Martinez – 6/1
- Antonio Conte – 6/1
- Graham Potter – 7/1
- Nuno Espirito Santo – 9/1 –
- Gian Piero Gasperini – 9/1
- Christophe Galtier – 11/1
- Eddie Howe – 12/1
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Kane was thought to be keen on Conte’s arrival, but his future is back in doubt following the breakdown.
The England captain, currently preparing for Euro 2020, is keen to leave Tottenham this summer with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all keen.
However an elite manager may be able to change his mind.
Levy would love to bring Pochettino back from Paris, but PSG are keen to keep him despite missing out on the Ligue 1 title.
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And the Argentine is thought to be keen on a return as well after failing to settle in Paris, despite captaining the side during his playing days.
Pochettino was also linked with the Real Madrid job before Carlo Ancelotti was appointed.
Levy did say he was keen to bring in someone with the ‘Tottenham DNA’ who would play attacking football and help blood the youngsters at the club.
And it could be that he goes back to that idea after failing to land Conte.
Ten Hag extended his contract at Ajax since being linked with the job but still appears to be attainable should Levy make his move.
The 51-year-old has been at Ajax since 2017, winning the Eredivisie twice, including this season.
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