Big news for Tottenham Hotspur fans as reports have emerged linking Xabi Alonso to the top job at the North London club. The former Real Madrid and Liverpool midfielder has been making waves as the manager of Bayer Leverkusen and is now the top candidate to replace Antonio Conte, according to Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan.
Spurs fans are still reeling from the departure of interim boss Cristian Stellini and ex-managing director Fabio Paratici, but the appointment of a permanent manager for next season is now Daniel Levy’s top priority.
Alonso’s credentials are certainly impressive, having guided Leverkusen to the Europa League semi-finals and earning a reputation as one of Europe’s most promising young coaches. His preference for the 3-4-3 formation, similar to Conte’s style, is also likely to appeal to Tottenham players.
However, some may argue that Julian Nagelsmann, former Bayern Munich boss and tactical innovator, should be the top target for Spurs. Either way, Levy will need to get this next managerial appointment spot on in order to win back the support of the Tottenham faithful and secure a Europa League spot for next season.