Rumours are circulating that Cristian Stellini, Tottenham Hotspur’s acting head coach, could be given the permanent position if he impresses for the remainder of the season.
News on Spurs’ Manager Search
Over a month has passed since Antonio Conte’s exit, and Spurs’ Chairman, Daniel Levy, has yet to appoint a new manager.
Adding to their troubles, Fabio Paratici, the club’s sporting director, resigned after his FIFA ban appeal was denied.
With links to ex-Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and Feyenoord boss Arne Slot, Tottenham turns its attention to finding a new manager for the 2023/2024 Premier League season.
However, reporter Pete O’Rourke suggests that Stellini may be in the running for the job if he can secure a top four finish.
A former assistant to Conte, Stellini won all of the matches he managed before the Italian’s return from gallbladder surgery.
Stellini will lead Tottenham for their remaining eight league games, which O’Rourke claims will serve as a trial:
“If Stellini guides Tottenham to the top four, it could lead to a longer stint as manager.”
Will Spurs take a chance on Stellini?
If Stellini can steer Tottenham to a top-four finish while also boosting morale, it may still be a gamble to appoint him as permanent manager.
Tottenham requires an experienced strategist who can nurture an attacking and dynamic playing style.
Therefore, the club should continue their pursuit of former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino or ex-Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, who are both available.