The past few weeks have certainly been fiery-hot for Spurs fans. Tottenham sacked famed manager Jose Mourinho a few weeks ago in a move that was quite surprising. While many will stay that things were brewing for a while, no one expected the Spurs to boot Mourinho so soon. However, the combination of bad results and Mourinho’s inability to stay silent on the Super League resulted in a fast dismissal.
Since then, Ryan Mason has been installed as a temporary manager, but he’s not the favourite for the long run. You don’t need a betting strategy to put your money that the Spurs will be looking for a more experienced manager. There have been quite a few names in the running in the past few weeks, with two emerging as the top candidates according to British pundits.
Latest reports from the UK are adamant that the Spurs are set on signing the experienced Spaniard for the long term. Benitez has plenty of experience and a lot of it comes from England. He successfully led Liverpool over a decade ago and had a stint in Newcastle as well. He’ll surely be among the running favourites for the vacant spot, although his track record won’t impress many fans.
Benitez has the resume Spurs will certainly be looking for. He had an impressive career at Liverpool and a not so great stint at Newcastle. It remains to be seen if his trophies and reputation will be the deciding factors for Daniel Levy to hand him the hot seat.
One of the most influential coaches and executives in the world, Ralf Rangnick is the most sought-after manager at the moment. He’s definitely on Levy’s shortlist, although it would be surprising to see him take the London hot seat. Rangnick usually splits his time between managerial and executive duties in the clubs he’s worked in, and no one’s sure if Tottenham is looking for that combo.
With that being said, he’s got all the experience he needs and will certainly be a good fit for the Spurs.
Allegri has a pedigree only Rafael Benitez can match. He has won 6 Serie A titles with Juventus, won the Coppa Italia 4 times, and had overall impressive results with the Turin side. He’s been on the side-lines for a couple of years and he seems like a great choice for the vacant Spurs seat.
Tottenham’s looking for an experienced manager that can put the club in the top four once more and possibly make a CL splash. If there’s one manager who can do it, it’s Allegri.
Rodgers is apparently high up the list of Daniel Levy’s priorities, but it would take a miracle to pry him away from Leicester City. He’s led the Foxes to an FA Cup final this year and will almost surely qualify for the Champions League. Rodgers is probably the most perfect fit for the Spurs and has plenty of experience in the Premier League.
If Spurs can’t pry him away from Leicester, Allegri or Benitez are the ideal alternatives.