Ajax’s Erik ten Hag, with Julian Nagelsmann reportedly on the cusp of signing for Bayern Munich, has spring boarded to the top of Tottenham’s most wanted list.
The 51-year-old manager’s style represents a complete contrast to Spurs’ former short-lived regime under Jose Mourinho. Which is the primary reason Daniel Levy is seriously considering appointing the Dutchman as Tottenham’s next manager.
Ten Hag is known for a ferociously gung-ho philosophy, a high-tempo, attacking style analogous to Jose’s predecessor, Mauricio Pochettino. He favours a 4-3-3 system which prioritizes an unrelenting attack.
And with a prospective rebuild in the offing, Ten Hag’s refined ability to expeditiously develop young talent hits all of the right notes for Daniel Levy, who, like a heartbroken teen after an acrimonious uncoupling, wants a rebound manager who is his ex’s polar opposite.
Another box ticked for Ten Hag.