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5 managers Daniel Levy could appoint as Spurs suffer Julian Nagelsmann blow

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This post originally appeared on Mirror – Football

Tottenham Hotspur are looking for a new manager, having parted ways with Jose Mourinho on Monday after 17 months in charge.

Former midfielder Ryan Mason has been appointed interim head coach for the remainder of the season, as Spurs chief Daniel Levy considers who to bring in as Mourinho’s replacement.

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann was among the early favourites for the job, but reports from Germany claim he is set to take over from Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich.

Flick confirmed earlier this month that he had asked Bayern to terminate his contract, after a falling out with the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

With Spurs set to miss out on Nagelsmann, Mirror Football takes a look at five other contenders for the job.

Former Chelsea and Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been linked with the Spurs job
Former Chelsea and Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been linked with the Spurs job

Maurizio Sarri

The former Chelsea boss is currently out of work, having been sacked by Juventus last August, and it has been rumoured that Spurs are interested in appointing Sarri as their next manager.

Reports have claimed that the club has made contact with his agent Fali Ramadani, but football.london state that there is no truth in the rumours.

Ralf Rangnick

Former Red Bull chief Rangnick was previously considered for the role in 2012, following Harry Redknapp’s departure.

Although he missed out to Andre Villas-Boas that time around, the Telegraph that he is once again on the list of targets that Tottenham are considering.

Erik Ten Hag worked with Guardiola at Bayern Munich before taking the top job at Ajax
Erik ten Hag has impressed at Ajax and he is said to be on Spurs’ radar

Erik ten Hag

The same report also names Ajax boss Erik ten Hag as one of the names Spurs are looking at, claiming their interest is set to intensify now that Nagelsmann is set to take over at Bayern.

Ten Hag has one year left on his deal with the Dutch club, meaning he would be available for minimal compensation.

Massimiliano Allegri

Allegri has been out of work since leaving Juventus in 2019 and, having won five Serie A titles and reached two Champions League finals, the Italian boasts an impressive CV.

According to football.london, Allegri is highly thought of at Spurs but his lack of English is said to be a concern.

Massimiliano Allegri has been out of management since 2019, when he left Juventus
Massimiliano Allegri has been out of management since 2019, when he left Juventus

Brendan Rodgers

The Leicester boss has done an excellent job at the King Power Stadium, with the Foxes regularly competing for a top four spot.

He has also been linked with the Spurs job but it seems unlikely he would leave Leicester, especially if they secure Champions League football next season.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson recently said of the rumours: “I think, if other clubs want to tempt him away, it will not be easy and as simple as suggesting that historically we happen to be a bit of a bigger club than the one you are at.

“They [Spurs] would have to persuade him that his future will be much better if he moves. But that will not necessarily be an easy thing to do.”

Tom Brady Congratulates Julian Edelman After He Retires From The Patriots: ‘I Love You’

Tom Brady had nothing but love, praise and some jokes for his close pal Julian Edelman, who is retiring from the NFL as a NE Patriot after 11 seasons with the team.

Future NFL Hall of Famer Julian Edelman has called it a day on his amazing pro football career, announcing his retirement from the sport on Mon. Apr, 12. He cited an injury from 2020 that he just didn’t feel his body could come back from. For 10 of Julian’s 11 years with the New England Patriots, he was one of quarterback Tom Brady‘s favorite passing targets, with the men winning three Super Bowls together. Even though Tom, 43, left the Pats to play for the Tampa Bay Bucs in 2020 — and won his seventh Super Bowl — he is recalling their amazing time playing in Foxboro together and the close friendship they forged off the field. Tom shared his feelings in a sweet Instagram post he wrote upon his pal’s retirement at age 34.

Tom shared a series of photos of the two both on and off the field, with the first showing him smiling in uniform next to normally clean cut Julian with a thick, coarse beard. The superstar then noted how his eight-year-old daughter Vivian came across her dad composing his tribute to Julian. Tom playfully began, “As I was writing this note, Vivi saw the first picture and said ‘daddy, tell Julian to cut his beard, I don’t like it’…which of course Jules, she never did like it….but you know who did…Me!! Because it meant you were locked in and it was playoff time. That was when you shined the most.” In their last Super Bowl win together in 2019, Julian was named the game’s MVP.

“On the biggest stage and in the biggest moments, you always came through. I was a witness to so much of the journey and am so proud of you and how you grew from 7th round underdog to an older 7th round underdog,” Tom joked about Julian, who was picked by the Patriots way down in the 7th round of the 2009 NFL draft.

“The truth is, you never really grew up!” Tom wrote with laughing emojis. “You never lost that chip on your shoulder. You never let anyone define you as a person or player. You have so many teammates that admired your work ethic and will to win, and I am at the top of the list because when I was down and feeling sorry for myself at times, you were right there to pick me up. You were as tough as could be and I love you for all that you did to make our teams as great as they could possibly be,” Brady continued.

Tom Brady and Julian Edelman
Tom Brady (L) and Julian Edelman (middle) played together for ten seasons with the New England Patriots. They’re seen here with late night host Jimmy Fallon watching a NCAA college basketball game in Feb. 2020. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

Julian became a first time father on November 30, 2016, when he welcomed daughter Lily with his ex-girlfriend Ella Rose. “Seeing you become a dad and the changes you made in your life made me so encouraged and happy for you. Life is about gratitude and perspective! I am so happy for you and your family,” Tom continued. “You had an amazing football journey, an amazing life journey in New England, and I have no doubt you will succeed in anything you choose to do next! LFG,” Tom concluded with his “Let’s F**king Go!” cheer and a bunch of red heart emojis.

But the G.O.A.T. quarterback couldn’t let the tribute end without a nod to one of the photos with Julian that he included in his slides. It was a selfie showing Tom and wife Gisele Bundchen attending the 2019 Met Gala with Julian photobombing the pair over their shoulders. The father of three added, “P.S. the best met gala date crasher in the world!” with another laughing so hard it was crying face emoji.

Julian revealed his decision to retire earlier in the day via a nearly four minute video shot on the field of Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA, which was his home for his entire NFL career. “I’ve always said I’m going to go until the wheels come off. And they’ve finally fallen off,” Julian explained while sitting in a chair at midfield. He said that due to an injury he suffered last year, he decided to retire from the sport. “It was a hard decision, but the right decision for me and my family. And I’m honored and so proud to be retiring a Patriot,” Julian shared, as Pats fans everywhere likely looked for the nearest tissue.

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John Lennon estate and Sean Lennon celebrate Julian Lennon's birthday with childhood snaps

Sean wrote: “Happy Birthday Julian! (Hard to believe that thing on a wall is what we used to call a ‘telephone.’)

John and Yoko’s son was referring to the wired landline phone in the top right of the picture.

Julian was clearly touched by these posts, plus messages from fans, as he posted: “Thank You for your lovely Birthday wishes!”

Last October, John’s sons took part in a special BBC Radio 2 show featuring Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney to celebrate what would have been the late singer’s 80th birthday.

How Tottenham could line up next season under Julian Nagelsmann with five signings

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The priority this summer will be to try and ensure Harry Kane stays at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The star striker is frequently being talked of a potential signing for both Manchester City and Manchester United, and was visibly dejected after Thursday’s Europa League humilation.

He will want to be playing in the Champions League – and it is up to Spurs to convince him he can achieve that again in North London.

Keeping hold of Son Heung-min is also a pressing need, while Tottenham could sign either Gareth Bale or Carlos Vinicius permanently following their loan spells this season.

Possible Tottenham XI: Lloris; Aurier, Konte, Vestergaard, Reguilon; Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Sabitzer; Bale, Kane, Son.