Tottenham chief Daniel Levy is making mistake after ‘offering manager’s job’

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Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has reportedly offered the vacant manager’s job to former RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick. However, if that’s the case, then Spurs would be making a mistake. They should be targeting the likes of Brendan Rodgers, Massimiliano Allegri or Nuno Espirito Santo instead.

Tottenham brutally sacked Mourinho last month, just days before the Carabao Cup final.

The 58-year-old paid the price for an underwhelming campaign over in north London, with Spurs primed to miss out on a place in the Champions League for the second season on the trot.

In the time since, Tottenham have been linked with a host of managers.

And Christian Falk, writing for BILD, has boldly claimed Spurs have offered the vacant position to former RB Leipzig boss Rangnick.

“We have already talked about how Rangnick and Tottenham could become hot, and I have now heard quite specifically that he was offered the job,” Falk told BILD.

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“In any case, he is on the shortlist, and that means talks will come.

“From the club, he still hears a bit of scepticism, but he’s already held talks with Manchester United and Everton in the UK in the past that never quite worked out.

“There must have been reasons for that, we don’t know them all, but it’s nice that he’s now being discussed.

“They need a new Tuchel, and in the UK, they believe the German coaches have done a lot of groundwork, which could be a big ace in the hole for Rangnick to Tottenham.”

However, if that’s the case, then Tottenham will be making a mistake.


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Rangnick is a respected figure within football. He certainly worked wonders at RB Leipzig and at Schalke before that.

But Tottenham should be aiming bigger. Furthermore, managing in the Premier League is extremely different to in the Bundesliga.

They need a specialist when it comes to either winning trophies, or attacking football. Rangnick ticks the boxes for the latter, but not for the former.

Rodgers, at present, seems the obvious candidate to pursue.

He’s done terrific job at Leicester, guiding them to third in the Premier League table as well as the FA Cup final.

And, what’s more, is the Foxes have been transformed into one of the most eye-catching teams in the entire top flight.

Rodgers won trophies galore at Celtic during his time there and would have become a Premier League title winner with Liverpool had his players not let him down.

Of course, with Leicester having Champions League football close to being wrapped up for next term, appointing the Northern-Irishman won’t be straightforward.

But Tottenham should break the bank for him, because he’d be worth it.

Allegri is another serial winner who could have the tactical nous required to steer Tottenham closer to the top of the Serie A table.

The football wasn’t as dire at Juventus as many believe, with the Serie A giants usually topping the scoring charts during his reign.

And while Nuno hasn’t steered Wolves to the top of the Premier League, he did win the Championship with them – and has done a stellar job when it comes to keeping them in the division.

Rangnick is rightly held in high regard when it comes to the footballing world.

But the 62-year-old doesn’t have the right credentials for the Tottenham job and his name likely wouldn’t be exciting enough for Harry Kane to stay put.

Tottenham should, instead, look closer to home.

And who Levy ends up replacing Mourinho with is ultimately something only time will tell.

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