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Copa Libertadores winning boss in the fray for Tottenham Hotspur hotseat

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Marcelo Gallardo is an option for the Tottenham manager’s job

According to Daily Mail, Marcelo Gallardo has emerged as an option for the Tottenham Hotspur job amidst the club’s frantic search for a manager.

After Cristian Stellini’s brief stint as interim manager, which lasted only four games before being relieved of his duties following a heavy defeat to Newcastle United, Ryan Mason took over as acting head coach for the remainder of the campaign.

While the young coach inspired a slight improvement in performances, the results still left much to be desired. Tottenham finished eighth in the Premier League and will be without European football next season for the first time in a decade.

The challenges ahead for Tottenham are immense. With a substantial squad overhaul needed, no director of football in place, and the absence of continental competition, the Spurs job is not a project that many managers are eagerly vying for.

In fact, most of the managers previously linked to the role have distanced themselves from the speculation and reaffirmed their commitment to their current employers. Arne Slot decided to stay at Feyenoord, Xabi Alonso committed to Bayer Leverkusen, and Vincent Kompany chose to remain with Burnley.

However, a new report from the Daily Mail suggests that former River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo could emerge as a late option in Tottenham’s quest to find the right leader for the club.

Marcelo Gallardo is an option for the Tottenham manager's job. (Photo by ANDRES LARROVERE/AFP via Getty Images)
Gallardo to Tottenham? (Photo by Andres Larrovere / AFP) (Photo by ANDRES LARROVERE/AFP via Getty Images)

Gallardo, who left River Plate in December of last year, has been without a managerial role since then. The prospect of an Argentinian manager taking the reins at Tottenham brings a sense of optimism, as there seems to be an affinity between the club and Argentinian figures in the past.

Known for his no-nonsense style, Gallardo has a reputation for instilling discipline and high standards within his teams. This approach could be precisely what the Tottenham squad needs to regain its focus and determination.

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While Gallardo’s lack of recent experience may be a concern for some, it is worth noting that successful managers have emerged from periods of hiatus in the past. Gallardo’s tactical acumen and ability to develop young talent make him an intriguing candidate for the Tottenham job. Let’s see if we go for him.

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