By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

26th Mar, 2023 | 10:30am

Sources: Tottenham set sights on appointing out-of-work manager

Tottenham want to avoid paying any compensation for their new managerial appointment, sources have told Football Insider.

Antonio Conte is set to be sacked by the North London club or leave this summer when his contract with Spurs expires.

Tottenham have already begun the process of appointing a new manager, which includes a shortlist of potential candidates.

Football Insider sources revealed on Friday (24 March) that recently-sacked Julian Nagelsmann is at the top of Tottenham’s managerial list.

Nagelsmann was sacked by Bayern Munich on Friday afternoon despite only losing three games all season with the German giants.

Spurs attempted to sign the 35-year-old manager in 2021 after sacking Jose Mourinho but lost out to the Bundesliga side at the time.

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However, Daniel Levy remains a big fan of Nagelsmann and is eager to appoint him as a statement of the club’s ambition.

Other out-of-work managers being considered include former boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has been out of action since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in July 2022, and Luis Enrique.

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi is also liked throughout the Spurs hierarchy and the club has monitored his progress on the south coast this season.

But Football Insider sources revealed on Saturday (25 March) that De Zerbi is no longer in the running to become the next Tottenham manager.

Spurs understand that hiring De Zerbi would require paying a large compensation fee to Brighton and instead have decided to hire from the talented pool of unemployed managers this summer.

In other news, Tottenham star Clement Lenglet will follow Conte if he quits