Tottenham handed blow in managerial search after Carabao Cup final defeat to Man City

Tottenham have been dealt a major blow on the back of their Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City.

Sunday afternoon proved a bitter one for Spurs after Aymeric Laporte, who many believe should have been sent off, headed home a winner eight minutes from time to decide the final.

The defeat means Tottenham’s trophy drought goes on, and their hopes of ending it with the appointment of their first-choice new manager may have just been ended.

Having sacked Jose Mourinho just days before the Carabao Cup final, appointing Ryan Mason in his place until the end of the season, Spurs are in need of a new boss.

Daniel Levy will already be doing his homework ahead of the new campaign, and it seems RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann surged to the top of the list very early on.

But in a fresh blow, The Independent report Nagelsmann has started talks with Bayern Munich over becoming their new boss ahead of next season.

With Hansi Flick declaring his intentions to move on, Bayern are already lining up their new man, but it does seem as though they will have to dig deep to get him.

That’s because RB Leipzig reportedly want as much as £26million to release Nagelsmann from his contract, well aware that their current boss is one of the sought-after young coaches in Europe.

Nevertheless, Bayern are said to be making a move, and they will likely attempt to talk Leipzig down for that world-record fee for a manager between now and the summer.

It comes as a real blow for Spurs who know they can’t compete with Bayern in the market, and even if they could, there are big questions over whether Daniel Levy would have paid £26million to get his man.

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