Tottenham’s wait for silverware goes on after an Aymeric Laporte goal helped Manchester City beat the Spurs in the Carabao Cup Final. The 82nd-minute header was enough for City to claim their 4th League Cup in a row and sink Tottenham’s Dreams.
Looking back on the week leading up to the Carabao Cup Final, in the midst of the announcement of the ESL and its subsequent collapse, Spurs decided to sack their manager Jose Mourinho. It seemed like a Bizarre decision to sack Jose Mourinho a week before a Cup Final and handing the job to Ryan Mason, someone who hasn’t managed a single game of Football.
What was even more bizarre was that Jose had been brought into Spurs to help them lift trophies, a serial winner who could help Tottenham to trophies. So Daniel Levy’s decision to Sack Mourinho made very Little sense.
Furthermore, Jose was the only manager to beat Pep Guardiola in a Cup Final, when he beat Pep’s Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey Final.
But what has been done, cannot be undone, and that’s the approach that Tottenham and Daniel Levy Seem to be taking, they already have their eyes set on the next Tottenham manager. Spurs have made their Interest in former Juventus and Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri very clear, but the North London side are facing stiff competition for the manager’s signature from AS Roma.
With Reports suggesting that Tottenham have made official contact with Sarri’s Agent, while the negotiations for a contract between Sarri and AS Roma are intensifying. Staying in Italy would make more sense for Sarri meaning there is very little that will make the Italian change his mind.
If Tottenham really does want Sarri at their Club they will have to Come with a mega offer for the Italian to make him change his mind.
By Sacking Jose, Levy all but admitted that he got the Appointment wrong, Spurs had moved away from the Free-flowing, attacking Style of Football that they had become known for in recent years under Pochettino.
And Maurizio Sarri sure does fit the build, a manager whose style is based on possession and attacking patterns of play. In his time at Chelsea Sarri’s team averaged 60% possession through the course of the season. So Sarri would be an incredible fit at Tottenham.
If Spurs can’t Turn Sarri’s head, however, then they could look to someone like Nagelsmann (but he is far from reach as he will take charge of Bayern Munich at the end of the current campaign) would be the ideal replacement for Jose, but with so many young managers coming through it will be difficult for Spurs to find the Manager with the right balance between Experience and Youth.
The likes of Ajax Manager Eric Ten Hag and Leicester Manager Brendon Rodgers have also been linked to the Spurs Job, there will be another round of Managerial carousels come the Summer, and it will be interesting to see who Spurs appoint as their Next Manager.