Who will be the next Tottenham Manager?

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as manager of Tottenham

With the Carabao Cup final just days away, Jose Mourinho has been sacked as manager of Tottenham. Just who is likely to their next manager? Let’s look at the candidates and the betting odds.

Julian Nagelsmann

The current boss of RB Leipzig is the bookies favourite to succeed Jose Mourinho. He’s also been linked with the upcoming vacancy at Bayern Munich. Would he move to England or stay in Germany is the leading question? He’s done well with Leipzig, taking them to the Champions League semi-final last season. Leipzig are second at present in the Bundesliga, though unlikely to win the title. He has no experience of the Premier League though. Well, apart from knocking Tottenham out of the Champions League last season. He’s 11/4 at Paddy Power to take over at Tottenham.

Brendan Rodgers

A day after taking Leicester City to the FA Cup final, he’s the second favourite to be the new Tottenham manager. Would he leave Leicester if they also managed to qualify for the Champions League next season? He’s 4/1 at Bet365 to get the job.

Nuno Espirito Santo

Why not swap one Portuguese manager for another? Santo has done a good job at Wolves in the past few years. Winning promotion and a Europa League quarter final is a pretty good achievement. This season hasn’t gone so well, losing Jota and seeing Jimenez injured hasn’t helped. He looks a good tip to take over and is 6/1 at BetVictor.

Eddie Howe

Here’s someone who knows a great deal about the Premier League. The former Bournemouth boss has been out of football management since the end of last season. There’s talk of him becoming the new Celtic manager though. Could Tottenham persuade him to stay in English football. He’s often been touted as a future England manager, doing well at Tottenham would enhance those claims. William Hill have him at 10/1 to be the new Tottenham boss.

Scott Parker

Ah, why not go down the route of appointing a former Tottenham player. Well, it’s Parker or Gazza perhaps? Parker is currently busy getting Fulham relegated, so how does he get a top job at Tottenham? You can get odds of 12/1 at Bet365 but Betfair have him as short as 5/1.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Another former Tottenham player but he hasn’t been in a managerial position for over a year. His last job was at Hertha Berlin and that was a total disaster. Before that he was the national manager of the USA. The odds of him returning to Tottenham are 12/1 at Boylesports.

Rafael Benitez

An experienced manager who has had great success in the Premier League. He’s available after leaving his latest job in China. He’d do a good job with Tottenham and have a lot more money to spend than he did at Newcastle United. Betfred will give you 10/1 on him succeeding Mourinho.

So just who will Tottenham choose? Any new boss is unlikely to be appointed this season. A major factor will be if the club is in European competition next season. Sunday could see them qualify for the new Europa Conference League if beating Manchester City to win the Carabao Cup.

This is hardly great preparation for that final, is it? If they lose, then the Europa League is their only option. Mind you, there is the European Super League to look forward to.