Missing out on Julian Nagelsmann will come as a big blow to Tottenham and Daniel Levy, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the German coach would have been an “unbelievable” appointment after this site revealed the north Londoners had made him their number one choice to replace Jose Mourinho.
As reported by journalist Fabrizio Romano, RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann turned down Spurs’ approach to join Bayern Munich on a five-year contract.
Julian Nagelsmann to Bayern Munich, confirmed and here we go! 🔴🤝 #FCBayern
Bayern will pay €25m [add ons included] to RB Leipzig as @cfbayern reported.
Contract set to be signed until June 2026.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 27, 2021
The 33-year-old’s appointment was officially announced by Bayern on Tuesday morning.
Spurs are in the market for a new manager after relieving Mourinho of his duties last week.
Ryan Mason has taken interim charge until the end of the season.
Hutton insisted missing out on Nagelsmann was a bitter pill for Spurs to swallow.
However, he suggested they needed to stick to appointing a manager from the same mould as the Leipzig man.
Hutton told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge: “I think Levy would have known this could have been a possibility.
“Nagelsmann always spoke about the Bayern Munich job and it does not surprise me that he has jumped at it. It’s a blow for Tottenham, I think he would have been an unbelievable signing.
“I think he’s the type of guy that the fans would be over the moon with. He’d really get the backing from them. I think he could build something.
“They would give someone like that the opportunity for the next couple of seasons to build and hopefully be one of the biggest teams.
“He’s done it at Leipzig anyway, you can see that. You can see his style and his method so it definitely suits Tottenham. That one’s off the table so they’re going to have to look elsewhere.
“I think it’s going to have to be somebody in that type of mould, that type of manager to really take them forward.