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Tottenham Hotspur could rival Real Madrid for German coach – report



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Bayern Munich’s decision to sack Julian Nagelsmann in the middle of the season may have a domino effect on the managerial market in Europe this coming summer.

Shortly after Nagelsmann was sacked, Thomas Tuchel, who was eyeing a potential job at Real Madrid, was hired as his replacement.

On the flip side, reports emerged in Spain stating that Real Madrid boss Florentino Perez had long-eyed a move for Nagelsmann due to his tactical prowess. However, the German has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur as well, as a potential replacement for Antonio Conte.

A recent report from Matt Law has offered an update on Nagelsmann’s future, suggesting that the young tactician is one of Spurs’ top coaching candidates right now. However, despite Spurs’ interest, Nagelsmann could still find himself on the Real Madrid radar this summer.

This is because the Spanish giants are actively looking for managerial options, amid uncertainty over the future of Carlo Ancelotti.

The Italian has faced immense pressure due to Real Madrid’s poor performances in domestic competitions this season. He has also not been properly backed by the club and with the Brazilian national team waiting on the wings, many believe he will leave Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.

That is where Nagelsmann could prove to be an ideal option. With Real Madrid likely to undergo a massive transition in the near future, the German is the right man to manage the infusion of young players and build a proper identity.

However, it must be noted that Nagelsmann is not the only option for Real Madrid. There are also question marks over his man-management techniques, which is why the experienced Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly leading the race, in the bid to become the next Real Madrid coach.

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Real Madrid have offered a three-year contract to 26-year-old Spanish midfielder



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According to AS, Real Madrid have sent a three-year contract offer with improved wages to Dani Ceballos and trust that the midfielder will continue at the club.

Ceballos is the last among the seven Los Blancos’ stars who entered the 2022/23 season with an expiring contract whose future is yet to be resolved.

Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Karim Benzema have all left Real Madrid while Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and Nacho Fernandez are all set to continue at the Santiago Bernabeu for one more year.

As such, Ceballos remains the only player whose future remains unclear at this point.

The 26-year-old Spanish international has shown that he can offer value to the team and the club and manager Carlo Ancelotti are understood to ‘love’ him and want to retain his services.

Fans, too, made their feelings about the midfielder very clear this past weekend when Real Madrid played Athletic Club, as they chanted ‘Ceballos, stay!’

The Merengues have sent in a three-year proposal to the former Real Betis ace which includes an improvement in his wages. As such, the club expect him to pen the deal and continue at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, Ceballos is yet to make a decision as he is weighing up the fact that he will have to compete for a place with six other midfielders.

Indeed, Real Madrid already have Kroos, Modric, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, and Aurelien Tchouameni as competition for Ceballos. Now, they will also add Jude Bellingham to the roster, further amping up the battle for places.

Ceballos has two more offers apart from the one from Real Madrid – one from Spain and Italy each, although his former club Real Betis have not sent a proposal yet.

With the season over and less than three weeks left on his contract, it remains to be seen what the Real Madrid ace decides.

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