Julian Nagelsmann wants reassurances on some critical areas such as transfers if he becomes the next Tottenham manager, according to reports. The German is the favourite to be appointed by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy after further talks supposedly took place.
The 35-year-old emerged as the top candidate for the Spurs job after talks with Chelsea broke down. The Blues are now reportedly set to appoint the former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.
However, Nagelsmann has a couple of key demands before he puts pen to paper on a contract with the North Londoners. There remains confusion over who has control over transfers in the aftermath of Fabio Paratici’s 30-month worldwide ban from all football activity.
According to Sky in Germany, Nagelsmann wants answers from Levy over how much power he will have in transfer plans. It remains unclear who will be in charge of the summer window business, with Spurs likely to appoint a new director of football.
Former managing director of football Paratici was unsuccessful in his appeal against his 30-month ban from football last month. The Italian was forced to resign from his position at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Paratici had overseen most of the transfer dealings under Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte. Spurs apparently expect to name a replacement, but that leaves Nagelsmann uncertain over how much of a say he will have on incoming deals.