Tottenham sacked Jose Mourinho after just 17 months in charge, and are still on the search for his replacement but who is favourite to be the next permanent man in charge?
The Premier League is a very tough place for managers and no one is ever safe. Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochetinno back in November 2019 but was unable to guide them back into the Champions League. His second season didn’t go much better and with just 14 wins in 32 games and being knocked out of the Europa League, Levy decided Mourinho’s short stay was up.
This was a very surprising sacking, not in terms of results but the timing. Mourinho was sacked the week of the League Cup final. They haven’t won a trophy for over ten years and Mourinho has won something at every club he’s been at. He had already beaten Pep once last season and is fantastic at setting up to win in a single game situation.
Ex-Spurs midfielder and now coach at the club Ryan Mason took charge of the first team until June. Spurs were beaten in the final and have been linked with several managers since. Antonio Conte was in talks but they broke down. Spurs are struggling to get most targets through the door, so who is the favourites to be in charge next season.
Next Spurs Manager Odds
Nuno Espirito Santo (4/5)
The Portuguese manager has recently left Wolves and is already looking for a new job. He brought Wolves up from the Championship and had two very impressive seasons with them. Last season wasn’t his best but his side was plagued with injuries and Spurs fans shouldn’t let that change their opinion on him.
Nuno may not be every fans first choice but he has shown he can do well in the Premier League with a lower budget. Spurs would back him financially and he has made some very good signings in the past. He set up Wolves very well when it can to the big games, something Spurs have struggled with. Given he is a free agent this one makes the most sense.
Graham Potter (3/1)
Currently in a Premier League job is Graham Potter. He is in charge at Brighton, who would be desperate for him to stay. Last season his side finished 16th in the table, but the style of football they played probably meant they should have finished higher.
Potter has two years left on his contract at Brighton, so Spurs could get him out of the club for not a huge price. His side play an attacking style of football and had they had a more clinical striker a higher-finish would have happened. One issue with bringing in Potter is though, will he attract big names? Harry Kane would likely leave if he took over and then with £100+ million, could they really bringing in someone to replace him.
Steven Gerrard (6/1)
Over the past few weeks, the former Liverpool captain has snuck his way up towards being one of the favourites. He has been the manager at Rangers for three seasons now and won the league with them last season for the first time in 10 years. His side went unbeaten, conceding just 13 and scoring 93.
Obviously, the Premier League is a much tougher league to manage in than the SPL, but you can only beat what’s in front of you and Gerrard certainly did that! He is linked with Liverpool after Klopp, but a move to the Premier League, especially to a side as big as Spurs could be too much for him to turn down at this stage in his career.