Ralf Rangnick is interested in becoming Tottenham’s new manager but the Londoners want to appoint someone younger, according to reports in Germany.
Former RB Leipzig boss Rangnick is one of various names being linked with the vacant Spurs post. Many of the candidates will have moved up the list yesterday after Ajax manager Erik ten Hag signed a new contract at the Amsterdam Arena.
German journalist Christian Falk claims Rangnick, who was also director of football at Leipzig, ‘would like to be’ to be Tottenham’s next head coach, but he apparently only has an outside chance of getting the job.
TRUE ✅ Ralf Rangnick was offered to @SpursOfficial and would like to be the next Manager. But: He only has outsider chances. The club is looking for a coach with a younger profile pic.twitter.com/aOaJoeSx9h
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) May 1, 2021
That’s because it is believed Spurs want to hire a somebody with a ‘younger profile’. Rangnick is 62 and has plenty of experience, but it sounds like Daniel Levy wants to go down another route.
Perhaps Levy is eager for somebody to replicate Mauricio Pochettino’s reign at the club. He arrived at Tottenham as a young, inexperienced manager and did brilliantly, while Jose Mourinho proved to be far from progressive.
In any case, Rangnick may have to rely on others turning down Spurs if he is to land the job.