As Chelsea shift their focus back to Julian Nagelsmann
By Ed Emeanua
Tottenham Hotspur are about to commence talks with former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique on accepting the job at the North London club according to talkSPORT.
This is after Chelsea FC downgraded their consideration for Enrique and Ruben Amorim to remote outsiders for the managerial position at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are said to have narrowed their search to just two leading contenders in former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino and Julian Nagelsmann.
According to the London Telegraph, the West London side plans to hold advanced discussions with the former Bayern Munich boss Nagelsmann shortly.
The same tabloid also reported that Chelsea has likely made some form of contact with former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.
However, Just as the revolving door at West London appears to be closing on Enrique, this has allowed Tottenham to make a move for the former Barcelona manager.
The 52-year-old football strategist is well beloved by most Spurs supporters who would fancy his coming through their door since the former Spain manager not only plays very attacking football but is exceptional at building a team.
Spurs are also reported to be eyeing Burnley manager Vincent Company who is also on their shortlist of managerial options. Still, it is highly inconceivable that the former Manchester City star would surrender his role after leading the Clarets back to the Premier League.
Spurs and Chelsea are now starting to set targets for bringingn in their next manager before the summer transfer window opens if they were to make the kind of impact the management envisaged next season.
Enrique, in his Managerial stint in Barcelona, won the treble in season 2014/15, but it appears as if the enormous responsibility of remolding that Chelsea is looking for would be too arduous.
On the other hand, managers like Pochettino or Nagelsmann might be better conditioned for the extensive remodeling needed at Stamford Bridge, just as Enrique could easily be well suited to the present dispensation at Tottenham.
Tottenham’s decent team didn’t look very comfortable under Antonio Conte but could bloom under a more attack-focused strategist like Enrique.