Julian Nagelsmann is a “top manager” and would be a good appointment for Tottenham, according to Paul Robinson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Spurs and England goalkeeper insisted his former club must appoint a good man-manager after Jose Mourinho’s divisive reign.

Football Insider revealed in the wake of Mourinho’s sacking earlier this week Spurs had made contact with RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann.


ESPN journalist Archie Rhind-Tutt reports the 33-year-old could be tempted by a move to ‘perfect match’ Tottenham and previously held “an active interest” as a fan of the club.

“He’s a top manager and he’s a young manager as well,” Robinson told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“You look at the impact Tuchel’s had at Chelsea and he’s a similar kind of manager.

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“Spurs had a world-class manager in Jose and you’ve got to build from there. You need a manager with good man-management as well as being tactically aware.

“I think man-management in this day and age is as important as being tactically aware and being able to coach the players into a system you want to play.

“Whoever they get next is going to be a massive, massive appointment because they’ve got a squad that’s been heavily invested too.

“I think they’re going to invest heavily again in the summer and he’s going to want backing and a certain type of player. They’ve got to get it right.”

Nagelsmann has been in charge of RB Leipzig for almost two years and in his first full season in charge, he finished third in UEFA’s Men’s Coach of the Year award.

He previously spent almost a decade 1899 Hoffenheim and worked his way up through the academy to become head coach.

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