Tottenham have compiled a shortlist to become their next manager with four names ‘in the running’ to take the vacant position.
The north London side are seeking a new manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho last month, with Ryan Mason placed in interim charge until the end of the current season.
Daniel Levy is hopeful of acquiring a coach who can overturn the club’s recent regression, having seen Spurs‘ fortunes falter since the departure of Mauricio Pochettino, who reached the Champions League final in his final full season in charge.
The Athletic are reporting that Spurs currently have a four-man shortlist for the vacant position, which includes Erik ten Hag, Graham Potter, Ralf Rangnick and Roberto Martinez.
Ten Hag recently signed a new contract with Ajax after guiding the Amsterdam outfit to the Eredivisie title, though the extension is not understood to have dissuaded Spurs who are admirers of his work in the Dutch capital.
Brighton manager Potter has also won admirers for his style since taking charge at the Amex Stadium, whilst Roberto Martinez is reportedly open to a return to club management once Belgium’s European Championship campaign concludes this summer, the Spaniard previously steering Wigan to FA Cup glory before a less than successful spell at Everton.
The appointment of Rangnick would represent an interesting route for Spurs, with the 62-year-old’s previous experience including spells with Hoffenheim, Schalke and RB Leipzig, though he has most recently worked in a director role as head of sport development for Red Bull.
The German has overseen recruitment and overall strategy at Red Bull-owned clubs including Leipzig and Salzburg, and could offer Spurs a new direction with Levy having been keen to also appoint a director of football.
Spurs’ next appointment will face a huge task in rebuilding the side with the north Londoners facing the prospect of missing out on European qualification this season, whilst Harry Kane has expressed his desire to leave with a host of Premier League rivals interested.