Tottenham have made contact with RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann as the club seek a replacement for the sacked Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho was sacked as Spurs manager on Monday following a difficult second half to the season, the north London seventh after winning just one of their past five Premier League fixtures and five points adrift of the top four.
Spurs were top of the Premier League in mid-December before a disappointing run of form saw them drop down the table, whilst the club also exited the Europa League in embarrassing circumstances after squandering a 2-0 first-leg lead against Dinamo Zagreb.
The club’s hierarchy have appointed 29-year-old Ryan Mason as interim manager until the end of the season, but have reportedly begun talks over a long-term replacement for Mourinho with Nagelsmann top of the wish list.
According to Football Insider, Spurs have opened talks with the 33-year-old who is amongst the most highly-rated young coaches in world football and are keen to establish Nagelsmann’s interest in the position.
The German previously stated his commitment to Leipzig earlier this month amid speculation of a move to Bayern Munich, the European champions seeking a new manager with Hansi Flick set to depart at the end of the season.
Spurs are hopeful of moving ahead of Bayern by opening talks with Nagelsmann about a move to the Premier League with the Leipzig manager heading a list of candidates that is understood to include names such as Brendan Rodgers, Scott Parker and Nuno Espirito Santo.