5 Managerial Alternatives for Tottenham After Slot, Nagelsmann, Enrique Rejections

5 Managerial Alternatives for Tottenham After Slot, Nagelsmann, Enrique Rejections

Elijah Odetokun
  • Feyenoord manager, Arne Slot has turned down a chance to coach Tottenham Hotspur
  • He is not the first to turn down the North London club’s vacant managerial position
  • Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique have also turned down Daniel Levy’s request

Tottenham Hotspur have suffered another managerial rejection after Feyenoord manager, Arne Slot turned down the English club and decided to remain with the Dutch club.

The north-Londoners have been actively searching for a permanent manager after the departure of Antonio Conte by mutual consent two months ago.

They have been turned down by former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann, former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique, and now Slot.

Arne Slot, Feyenoord, Netherlands, Eredivisie.
Arne Slot rejects Tottenham's managerial offer and will stay at Feyenoord. Photo by Lute Kiers.
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Sports Brief looks at five alternative options for the vacant managerial position ahead of the new season.

1. Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers is tipped to take over the reins at Spurs after Leicester City sacked him, with the club on the brink of relegation and in the midst of financial troubles, which could see an exodus of stars in the summer.

2. Ruud Van Nistelrooy

According to BBC Sport, the Manchester United legend left his role at PSV Eindhoven with immediate effect. He is an enticing option for Tottenham after he won the Dutch Cup and Super Cup in his first season.

3. Ruben Amorim

The 38-year-old Portuguese manager could be thwarted away from Sporting CP. He is a young manager known for his tactical flexibility and has been dubbed the younger version of former Spurs manager, Jose Mourinho.

4. Andrea Pirlo

According to The Sun, the Italian legend was sacked by Turkish side, Fatih Karagumruk and ripped up his contract, allowing him to take up another job immediately. Spurs could consider him as he has previously managed Juventus.

5. Ange Postecoglou

The Australian manager has restored Celtic to the top of the Scottish football pyramid after they lost the league title to Steven Gerrard’s Rangers. His attractive brand of football is said to interest the Spurs’ hierarchy.

Enrique considered for Napoli job

Sports Brief reported that Enrique is being considered for Napoli as manager, with title-winning manager, Luciano Spalletti set to leave at the end of the season.

The former Roma boss has been unemployed since leaving Spain at the end of the World Cup, being overlooked by Chelsea and eventually rejecting Spurs' offer.