Julian Nagelsmann is apparently interested in managing in the Premier League, with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur also interested.
The 35-year-old is currently unemployed after being let go by German powerhouse Bayern Munich at the end of last month.
Thomas Tuchel, his replacement, has had a mixed start to life in Bavaria, winning his first Bundesliga game 4-2 against title rivals Borussia Dortmund last weekend before suffering a 2-1 home defeat to Freiburg in the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals on Tuesday night.
Nagelsmann led Bayern to their 10th consecutive Bundesliga title last season, while also winning two German Super Cups during his 20-month tenure.
Nagelsmann has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League since leaving the Allianz Stadium, with managerless London clubs Spurs and Chelsea reportedly interested.
Spurs have brought in Cristian Stellini as a replacement for Antonio Conte, who departed the club by mutual consent during the international break.
Chelsea, meanwhile, fired Graham Potter on Sunday after only seven months in charge, and Bruno Saltor is presently acting as temporary manager until a successor is named.
Although Nagelsmann apparently prefers to make a final choice on his future in the summer, a recent story suggests that Chelsea have already contacted him about their managerial vacancy.
Julian Nagelsmann to choose one of the London clubs in the Premier League
Meanwhile, Sky Sports News says that Nagelsmann’s agency, Sports360, is open to hearing from interested teams and has previously spoken with representatives from both Chelsea and Tottenham.
According to the article, Nagelsmann sees the Premier League as his next stop in his coaching career, and an agreement with either Chelsea or Tottenham Hotspur in the ‘coming weeks’ cannot be ruled out.
Chelsea are thought to be ahead of Tottenham in the hunt for Nagelsmann at the moment, as the North Londoners are still dealing with the loss of director of football Fabio Paratici.
Nagelsmann is not the only name that has been associated with both Chelsea and Tottenham, as Mauricio Pochettino – another manager presently out of job – is also expected to return to the Premier League.
Pochettino, who managed Tottenham Hotspur for just over five years between 2014 and 2019, was fired by Paris Saint-Germain in July last year and is thought to be interested in returning to the English Premier League.
While Spurs appear to be more likely to pick a replacement for Conte in the summer, Chelsea are said to be looking for a new manager before their Champions League quarter-final first-leg match against Real Madrid on April 12.
Luis Enrique, Ruben Amorim, Luciano Spalletti, and Oliver Glasner have also been connected with the Chelsea post, although Brighton & Hove Albion’s Roberto De Zerbi is said to be uninterested in the Stamford Bridge position.
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