After the recent sacking of Jose Mourinho and Ryan Mason only in temporary charge, who is next in line to take over at Spurs?
Jose Mourinho was brought in, in November 2019 to replace Mauricio Pochettino. The Portuguese manager came with a big reputation as a manager who won trophies wherever he went. This was true, at his last six jobs he has won trophies at all of them which included the Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, and many more. However, he also had a tendency to fall out with players and also go through a huge dip in form.
Unfortunately for him, this would again happen at Spurs, but without the trophy. Mourinho was sacked as Spurs manager after just 17 months, but what was most surprising was it was done on the week of the Carabao Cup final. Mourinho had been brought in to win get them to finals and wasn’t given the chance to do it. Unsurprisingly Spurs would go on to lose this final, as Spurs tend to do, and give Man City their fourth consecutive Carabao Cup trophy.
Currently, former player Ryan Mason is now in charge of things at Spurs but it’s not a permanent role. Chairman Daniel Levy is giving himself as much time as possible to find the right man to get Spurs challenging for the top four at least!
Whoever comes in is going to have a big job on their hands. Spurs are currently in seventh place in the Premier League and won’t be in the Champions League next season. It is now harder than ever to get into the top four and with Harry Kane potentially leaving the club this summer, it makes it an even more difficult job!
Who Will Be in Charge Of Spurs Next?
Erik ten Hag – 21/10
The Dutch manager is currently in charge of Ajax and has been since 2017. He won the Eredivisie in his second season in charge and is still the current holder of the title due to last season being canceled. Currently, Ajax are 12 points clear of their table and looking to win another title. Ten Hag made himself known to the footballing world when he guided his side to the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2019. Ajax beat Juve and Real along the way and missed out of the final due to a 96th-minute goal by Lucas Moura.
What ten Hag has also done impressively is managed to rebuild his sides despite losing key players in De Jong, Van De Beek and De Ligt. If Spurs do lose Kane this summer they will need a man who can find a way around this and ten Hag could be the one. He has one year left on his contract at Ajax so Spurs could pay a small fee to bring him to the club.
Maurizio Sarri – 4/1
The former Chelsea manager is currently out of a job after having spent just one season in charge of Juventus. The former banker has had 20 different managerial jobs since the age of 30, so is very experienced. He has dealt with some of the biggest players in world football in Ronaldo and Hazard to name just two. The fact he is out of a job will be a bonus for Daniel Levy. The chairman is renowned for not wanting to spend money and Sarri could come cheaply.
One thing that may worry him is the fact he lasted just a year at both Chelsea and Juventus. Spurs need to find some stability now and won’t want to be looking for another manager again this time next year.
Scott Parker – 14/1
The former Spurs player is currently in charge of Fulham who now look destined for relegation. He has been praised for his time at Fulham, bringing them up to the Premier League in his first full year in charge. This season his side has struggled at times but that’s more down to the players available, not so much Parkers management.
At the age of just 40, he has a long career ahead of him in managing. He played in the top flight for over ten years and represented his country at international tournaments. Parker knows what it’s like to deal with pressure and could be seen as a long-term project at Spurs.