Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been given a say in the recruitment process as Spurs look to find their new manager, according to reports.
Antonio Conte left Tottenham in March after calling his Spurs players “selfish” in a rant about the state of the club and its culture.
His assistant, Cristian Stellini, took over on a temporary basis but only lasted four matches at the helm with Daniel Levy sacking the Italian after Tottenham lost 6-1 against Newcastle United.
Ryan Mason was put in charge of their respectable 2-2 draw against Manchester United on Thursday night with Spurs currently clinging on to their chances of making the top four.
It seems likely that Mason will remain in charge of Tottenham until the end of the season when Spurs will put a new permanent manager in place.
The Daily Telegraph claimed yesterday that Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann is ‘top of a four-man shortlist’ to become their new permanent manager.
However, the German is proving to be a ‘very expensive option’ for Tottenham with Bayern Munich ‘continuing to pay his €12 million (£10.6 million) annual salary despite sacking him in March’.
And, with ‘no termination clause’ in his contract, the Bundesliga club ‘are due compensation if the 36-year-old joins another club during this season’.
‘So far this is proving to be too expensive for Spurs’ and Celtic’s Ange Postecoglu, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi all mentioned as possible candidates.
And Kane could help make the final decision on their next manager with Football Insider claiming that the England captain ‘will have a big say in the appointment process of the next Tottenham manager’.
Tottenham are so ‘desperate’ and ‘willing to pull out all the stops to convince him’ to stay at Spurs that they have ‘promised Kane that he’ll be allowed to influence their managerial search as part of his contract talks’.
Levy and the Tottenham board will ‘take his opinion on board’ during their recruitment process with the headline reading: ‘Sources: Harry Kane tells Tottenham board who should be next manager’.
Kane will only have one year left on his contract in the summer and the 29-year-old is desperate to win trophies before the end of his career, which is unlikely to happen at Tottenham without big changes.
And that is why his decision to sign a new contract will be partly based on the identity of Conte’s successor with the board mindful that their decision is ‘key’ to their hopes of convincing Kane to stay.
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