Tottenham set for meeting with Erik ten Hag as hunt for manager continues
Tottenham are on the lookout for a new full-time manager after Mourinho was let go of the club following a disappointing run of results. 29-year-old former midfielder Ryan Mason has been named in-charge of the team on an interim basis till the end of the season.
Search for a new manager has been going on with full fervour, with Tottenham getting linked with a number of names so far. However, the club has had a couple of setbacks as Julian Nagelsmann is set to take over at Bayern Munich while Brendan Rodgers has ruled himself out from contention. (h/t Daily Mail)
Another target, Jesse Marsch, is also set to snub Tottenham in favour of RB Leipzig. This has left Ajax’s Erik ten Hag as a strong contender for the Tottenham manager job. (h/t Daily Star)
And now, Romano has revealed that the club is indeed set to hold a meeting with the Dutchman over the prospect of him taking over at the club. The Italian journalist adds that ten Hag would be open to leaving Ajax at the end of the season but nothing is set in stone as of yet.
The 51-year-old has been with AFC Ajax since 2017 and has built a fine, young team that plays enterprising, attacking football – something that Tottenham will be well aware of having come up against his team in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League semi-final.
Tottenham have scheduled a ‘direct meeting’ with Erik ten Hag. He’s among the candidates to become the new Spurs manager – ten Hag is open to leave Ajax in the summer. Nothing decided yet. ⚪️ #THFC #Spurs
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 28, 2021
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The step up from the Eredivisie to the Premier League could be a big challenge. But ten Hag has shown in European competitions that he can build a team capable of holding its own against the big clubs. He may very well be a fine managerial appointment for Tottenham if an agreement is arrived upon.