Julian Nagelsmann ‘has admirers at Tottenham’ as pressure grows on Jose Mourinho

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann reportedly has a number of admirers at Tottenham as he continues to impress in both the Bundesliga and Champions League.

The 33-year-old took his first job at Hoffenheim in 2016, becoming the youngest manager in Bundesliga history.

After saving Hoffenheim from relegation he then guided them to European qualification, before joining Leipzig in 2019.

Last season Nagelsmann took the team to the semi-finals of the Champions League, beating Spurs along the way.

And he will be looking to repeat the trick when Leipzig take on struggling Liverpool in the last-16, with the first leg taking place on Tuesday.

Nagelsmann has certainly already achieved a lot in his young career.

And according to The Athletic Spurs are watching him closely amid Jose Mourinho's latest struggles.

There is currently no indication that Mourinho is under any immediate danger despite Spurs' woeful recent form, with chairman Daniel Levy known to be willing to give the Portuguese coach time to turn it around.

But if things continue to get worse it may only be a matter of time before they consider making an approach for Nagelsmann, whose contract with Leipzig expires in 2023.

The Athletic also claim that Chelsea enquired about Nagelsmann's availability for next summer before eventually turning to Thomas Tuchel.

A victory over Liverpool would certainly increase Nagelsmann's stock even further, and it may only be a matter of time before he makes a move to one of the elite European clubs, with Real Madrid also touted a as a potential destination in the future.

Speaking in a recent interview with The Telegraph, Nagelsmann said: "The Premier League is a very interesting league and I can imagine it could be a big aim to be a big manager in the Premier League one day like Jurgen Klopp who is very successful. It could be a step in the future.

"But, you know, in soccer it’s not that easy to plan ‘how long will you be a manager in Leipzig? When will you go to the Premier League?’

"I could imagine going to the Premier League. I could imagine staying as a manager in the Bundesliga for my whole career. It’s cool to be a manager in my own country. I love it."

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