insist they do not intend on pursuing their interest in former boss Julian Nagelsmann.
As the club finalise their plans to appoint a new sporting director – – Spurs sources claimed the club would not be looking to formalise their initial interest in Nagelsmann.
It is claimed that Tottenham have ‘great respect’ for the German coach but they currently have no plans to move forward with their interest.
However, it was indicated to Mail Sport on Friday night that Nagelsmann was not convinced by the direction the club intended to head this summer and has decided to withdraw.
, with Nagelsmann likely to be an outsider for the post in the event of
Tottenham Hotspur have no plans to appoint Julian Nagelsmann as their new manager
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is set to look for alternative options to Nagelsmann
However, indications from Spurs on Friday were that they will look elsewhere.
Arne Slot, Roberto De Zerbi and Luis Enrique are among the alternatives.
Meanwhile, having appointed Scott Munn to the position as chief football officer, Daniel Levy also wants a new sporting director in place ahead of the summer transfer window.
Previous sporting director Fabio Paratici left the club last month after his appeal against a worldwide football ban for alleged irregular financial practices during his time working for Juventus failed.
Paratici’s replacement will report to Munn, who will start work later this summer.
Johannes Spors and Brentford’s Lee Dykes are among the names currently under consideration for the role.
But Pinto and Krosche are also emerging as candidates for the vacancy.
Pinto is currently general manager at Roma, where he works closely alongside former Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho.
Arne Slot (left), Roberto De Zerbi (centre) and Luis Enrique (right) are alternative options
Tiago Pinto (L) and slotqq Markus Krosche (R) are contenders to be Tottenham’s sporting director
He has recently been linked with a similar position at West Ham.
Meanwhile, Krosche is currently sporting director at German club Eintracht Frankfurt.
Intriguingly, Krosche worked closely with Naglesmann, at Red Bull Leipzig.
Bayern Munich are also said to be interested in acquiring his services.