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Julian Nagelsmann ‘to keep Spurs and Co waiting over his next move after his Bayern Munich sacking’

Julian Nagelsmann ‘will NOT decide on his next move until he’s taken time off’ after his Bayern Munich sacking… with Tottenham now facing an anxious wait in hunt for Antonio Conte replacement, with Real Madrid and Chelsea circling

Julian Nagelsmann will reportedly not make any rash decisions on his future and will instead wait until he’s ‘come to terms’ with his shock sacking as Bayern Munich manager.

The 35-year-old was surprisingly shown the exit at the Allianz Arena last Friday and has now become one of the most sought-after managers in Europe.

His immediate availability and the fact that he can be appointed without having to pay compensation make him a very attractive prospect, and Tottenham want to begin talks with Nagelsmann about him potentially becoming their new manager following Antonio Conte’s sacking.

However, German news outlet Bild have reported that Nagelsmann will take his time before mapping out his next career move as he looks to get over his ‘painful’ Bayern exit.

The report goes on to claim that Nagelsmann would like to analyse what went wrong in his 21 months at the club and letting it sink in before moving on to somewhere new.

Julian Nagelsmann will take time to reflect on his sacking before deciding on his future

Antonio Conte was sacked as Spurs manager on Sunday

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy (pictured) has made Nagelsmann his No 1 target to replace Conte

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy (right) has made Nagelsmann his No 1 target to replace Antonio Conte (left), who was sacked from his role as Spurs manager on Sunday

Spurs would preferably like to bring Nagelsmann in sooner rather than later but understands a summer start would suit both parties, given how he has handed Conte’s former assistant Cristian Stellini the reins in their last 10 games.

However, Spurs face an anxious wait while Nagelsmann decides on his future because there is plenty of interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea.

Joining Real, a team already set up for instant success, could suit Nagelsmann, but he has admirers at Chelsea and would interest them if they decided to replace Graham Potter.

An upturn in results has eased the pressure on Potter following a largely disappointing first season, but a dip in form before the end of the season could leave Chelsea’s owners with a decision to make.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wants to weigh up his chances before turning his attention to other candidates to replace Conte, who left the club on Sunday night. 

Spurs have compiled a list of alternative candidates with Luis Enrique, Roberto De Zerbi, Marco Silva, Steve Cooper, Thomas Frank, Sergio Conceicao, Oliver Glasner and Ange Postecoglou among the names in the frame.

There is however interest from Chelsea if Graham Potter (pictured) is sacked

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has been linked with the Brazil job this summer

However, there is also interest from Chelsea if they decide to sack Graham Potter (left) while Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti (right) has been linked with the Brazil job this summer

Mauricio Pochettino’s return would appease sections of the fanbase but his appointment is rated as doubtful. 

Stellini and Ryan Mason have been placed in temporary charge at Tottenham, and their caretaker reign has already been dealt its first blow as it emerged that right wing-back Emerson Royal needs surgery after damaging his knee playing for Brazil.

Conte posted on Instagram: ‘I would like to deeply thank everyone at Spurs who appreciated and shared my passion and intense way of living football as a coach.

‘A special thought to the fans who always showed me support, it’s been unforgettable to hear them singing my name. Our journey together has ended, I wish you all the best for the future.’