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Tottenham make Julian Nagelsmann decision with Jose Mourinho facing 12 days to avoid sack

Tottenham: Mourinho denies team are in crisis

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Tottenham will make RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann their top target if they decide to sack Jose Mourinho, according to reports. The Special One is under increasing pressure with Spurs struggling in recent matches.

Mourinho faces a crucial 12 days with fixtures against Wolfsberger in the Europa League, Burnley, Fulham and Crystal Palace which could define his future.

For now, the former Manchester United manager crucially retains the support of Daniel Levy.

Nagelsmann is not thought to be willing to leave RB Leipzig midway through the season which could give Mourinho more time.

Tottenham have suffered five defeats in their last six Premier League games which has seen them slide down the table.

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Now the Telegraph claim Nagelsmann is the man Spurs will turn to if they eventually make the decision to axe Mourinho.

Tottenham trail West Ham by nine points as they look for a top four spot to ensure Champions League football.

The next three games present an opportunity for Mourinho’s men to gain a crucial nine points before taking on arch-rivals Arsenal.

One defeat could spell the end for the Portuguese though, according to the reports.

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Mourinho has a Carabao Cup final against Manchester City to look forward to but even winning the competition may not save him.

Nagelsmann would be an exciting appointment and one in contrast to Mourinho after he succeeded Mauricio Pochettino.

Just last week the young German said: “Winning is what matters and winning is entertaining.

“I never want to change my offensive and attacking football because I love it and I love it when the fans have an emotional time in the stadium.

“So I will not change this. But if there is a time when I cannot win like this, then I will have to change.”

Leipzig are currently second in the Bundesliga, just two points behind Bayern in his second season at the club.

The reports claim Nagelsmann could be tempted by a switch to Tottenham in the summer if the job were to become available.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is also admired by Spurs but has already turned the job down in his past.

Nagelsmann would fit the bill for Spurs with a philosophy more in keeping with what Levy and supporters expect.

Tottenham return to action against Wolfsberger in the Europa League on Thursday.

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