Kevin Phillips claims Julain Nagelsmann would be a good fit for Tottenham as the club continue their search for a new manager.
The former Sunderland striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed he’s heard all about Nagelsmann’s ‘unique’ training sessions at RB Leipzig.
Football Insider has revealed Tottenham have made contact with Nagelsmann over the vacant hot seat in north London.
This follows the sacking of Jose Mourinho with Ryan Mason now in charge of first team matters until the end of the season.
Nagelsmann, 33, is currently in charge of RB Leipzig and has a high reputation that Phillips is well aware of.
When asked if Nagelsmann is the right man to take Spurs to the next level, Phillips told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, “Everyone thought Mourinho would take them to that next level.
“So it’s not as easy as that but he’s certainly a good young manager and he already has good experience.
“He’s talked very well of in Europe so I think it could be a good appointment, a young fresh manager with good ideas.
“He can relate to the players so why not? I’m sure there will be plenty of names touted about, Maurizio Sarri has been mentioned but he wouldn’t float my boat.
“A young manager like Nagelsmann, I hear about his training methods, they’re unique and experimental. He’s open to new ideas and he could be a good fit for the players Spurs have.”
Spurs could miss out on Champions League football for a second successive season with the club now five points off fourth placed Chelsea after their win over West Ham on Saturday.
Mason won his first game in charge last week as Heung-Min Son and Gareth Bale scored in a 2-1 win over Southampton.