Simone Inzaghi remains a managerial target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports…
Wednesday’s print edition of Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) claimed that the interest from North London is genuine but they are yet to make a move for the Lazio boss.
It’s also suggested that the 47-year-old ‘wouldn’t say no’ to Spurs as they continue to look for a successor to Jose Mourinho, who will take charge of Lazio’s arch-rivals AS Roma from next season.
Inzaghi appears to be unhappy at a lack of a contract offer from the Serie A outfit, with his current deal set to expire in the summer having managed them since 2016.
A move for Inzaghi shouldn’t come too much as a surprise as Daniel Levy has been “desperate” to sign him before. He was among the top targets before Mourinho was appointed in November 2019.
Interestingly, the former striker has been compared to Liverpool chief Jurgen Klopp for his motivational skills – something Spurs could do with right now.
“Klopp is a great expert in football and I always said that I’d have liked to work with him when I was in my best form,” claimed Lazio forward Ciro Immobile, via Football Italia. “He is a complete coach, he has everything. Having said that, he really reminds me of Simone Inzaghi, as they are very similar in their motivational skills, albeit in slightly different ways.”
The Athletic claimed that Mourinho “sucked the culture out of the club” whilst his reign unravelled so quickly as his players were left bored and untested by his training sessions, feeling that his defensively obsessive tactics meant they didn’t know how to attack anymore.
Inzaghi would certainly help both those problems as, in addition to his personal skills, he has proven to be a success with his attacking tactics. For example, Immobile has bagged 149 goals in just 215 appearances since his appointment.
Furthermore, the Eagles average 1.9 goals per game under his stewardship, providing further encouragement that he could well get even more out of that Harry Kane and Heung-min Son partnership.
Lauded by BT commentator Adam Summerton for his “outstanding” work at the Stadio Olimpico and dubbed “pound for pound the best coach in Serie A over last 5 years,” Inzaghi could certainly be the solution to fixing morale at Tottenham.