Tottenham boss favourite denies Bayern Munich contact; does not want ‘a war’

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Reported Tottenham boss target Julian Nagelsmann says he has not been in contact with Bayern Munich over taking over at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick confirmed, as expected, over the weekend that he will be leaving the club this summer. Bayern released a statement saying they “disapproved” with Flick going public on his wishes. Flick is expected to take over from Germany coach Joachim Low after this summers Euros, but he still has a contract in Bavaria until 2023.

Bayern know they are looking for a new coach after the power struggle between Bayern sporting executive Hasan Salihamidzic and Flick became apparent.

Bavaria-born Nagelsmann is the favourite to succeed Flick, but he has also been mentioned as a target for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. Levy axed Jose Mourinho on Monday after a run of form which has seen Spurs exit the FA Cup, Europa League and drop into seventh in the Premier League.

Reports earlier this year stated that Levy had Nagelsmann at the top of his wanted list.

Those claims were enhanced by the German media. After all, Nagelsmann is regarded as the country’s brightest managerial hope. At just 33 years old, he’s already managed over 200 games in his career.

However, Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche quickly dismissed the rumours earlier this year.

Asked about the links with Bayern ahead of RB Leipzig’s match at Cologne, Nagelsman reiterated he has not been in contact with the Bundesliga champions.

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Nagelsmann: No war with Leipzig

“On Twitter, I saw a few funny messages by our fans which journalist will be the first to ask a question on yesterday’s hotspot topic. That’s why I’ll answer that before we start. Nothing has happened since the last presser,” Nagelsmann said

Last Wednesday, Nagelsmann said “there have been no talks and there are no talks” with Bayern.

On Sunday, the German coach, who is the favourite to succeed Mourinho at Spurs, also claimed he does not know what Bayern want.

“There are and were no discussions and no offer. That’s why I don’t know what Bayern’s wish is.

“I have said I don’t want to start a war with my employers – that’s still the case,” said Nagelsmann.

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