In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Daniel Pinder, who is editor-in-chief at Get German Football News, believes ex-Spurs target Julian Nagelsmann’s main downfall is that he changes too many things for certain games.
Nagelsmann has long been linked with the Tottenham Hotspur job and with the breaking news last week that Jose Mourinho had been sacked, the 33-year-old was once again reported to be Daniel Levy’s first choice to replace the Portuguese.
However, the young coach was announced as Bayern Munich’s new manager on Tuesday, and is set to replace Hansi Flick at the end of the season.
After getting his break at Hoffenheim, Nagelsmann guided them to an unlikely qualification for the Champions League before being prised away to RB Leipzig, where he took them to their first-ever Champions League semi-final.
Speaking on what Nagelsmann’s main problem and why Tottenham may have potentially dodged a bullet, Pinder told FFC:
“I think his problem is that he likes to change things a bit too much. For example, during the Champions League semi-final against PSG, he played a formation that Leipzig hadn’t used at all last season.
“I think that’s his downfall that he does change his team a little bit too much and at Spurs, I think they need a bit of consistency.”
Mourinho was brought in to succeed Mauricio Pochettino, however, after seeing Spurs fall behind in the race for the top four, Levy decided it was time to call it a day on the Mourinho era.
Spurs are preparing to face Manchester City on Sunday in the Carabao Cup, which would be the first piece of silverware they have won since winning the league cup in 2008.