Sport Fabrizio Romano explains what really happened with Spurs and Erik ten Hag

01:50  01 may  2021
01:50  01 may  2021 Source:   givemesport.com

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Fabrizio Romano has claimed on Twitter that Tottenham pulled the plug on talks with Ajax boss Eric ten Hag following talks over the last 48 hours. The 51-year-old manager has now penned a contract extension with the Dutch champions, committing his future to the club. Tottenham’s search for Jose Mourinho’s successor now continues. Daniel Levy will turn his attentions elsewhere after choosing to walk away from negotiations with the former Utrecht manager. With options dwindling by the day, Spurs fans must be getting anxious. (Photo; Laurens Lindhout; Soccrates; Getty Images).

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Tottenham appear to have been dealt a fresh blow in their attempts to replace Jose Mourinho following a recent update on the future of Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.

Erik ten Hag looking at the camera: Ajax manager and Tottenham target Erik ten Hag in a press conference © GiveMeSport Ajax manager and Tottenham target Erik ten Hag in a press conference

What's the latest news on Erik ten Hag?

The 51-year-old has been linked with the Tottenham job since Mourinho was sacked, and was reportedly set to hold a meeting with the club in the coming days.

However, it has been announced this morning that he has decided to sign a new contract at Ajax, keeping him at the Dutch giants until 2023.

Hear more about the Erik ten Hag situation on The Football Terrace...

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Journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed which manager Tottenham have scheduled a meeting with to discuss becoming the next Spurs boss. Therefore, the Dutch manager would seem to suit the style of play that Tottenham are trying to implement. What concerns should there be about hiring ten Hag ? Although ten Hag has experienced plenty of success with the Amsterdam club by winning a league title and guiding them to the latter stages of the Champions League, Tottenham will be a very different challenge.

According to Fabrizio Romano , Spurs backed off their pursuit of the Dutchman after talking with Ajax are on the cusp of winning the Eredivisie title this year, thanks to the management of Erik Ten Ten Hag on Spurs link: "I don't want to rule out that that could have happened , but I know what I

Did ten Hag turn down Tottenham?

Did Erik ten Hag turn down Tottenham?

Apparently not.

That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who has claimed that ten Hag's contract extension at Ajax is not a direct rejection of Spurs' approach.

Is there still hope for Spurs to land ten Hag?

It appears unlikely that they will lure him over to north London now.

Romano has stated that Tottenham did hold talks with ten Hag over the past 48 hours, but were made aware that he intended to trigger a clause in his contract which will keep him at Ajax for a further year, extending his deal at the club to 2023.

Upon signing his new contract, ten Hag said, as quoted by The Guardian: “I know who I am working with, I know what the ideas are, I know what goals we have. I’m happy here. I’m busy with where I am at, that’s at Ajax, that’s where my head and heart are at.”

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Fabrizio Romano has provided a fresh update on Tottenham's hunt for a new manager, after Erik ten Hag signed a new contract with Ajax. Ten Hag has extended his contract with Ajax – he has *not* turned down Tottenham.#THFC board decided to take a step back after talking with ten Hag in the last 48 hours and being aware of Ajax intention to trigger the one-year option. Tottenham will meet other managers soon.

Fabrizio Romano , one of the most trusted sources with European football, is reporting that Spurs brass have scheduled a meeting with AFC Ajax manager Erik ten Hag regarding their opening at manager. In the last couple of days, Romano has talked about Julian Nagelsmann going to Bayern Munich and stated on his podcast that Spurs made contact with him but were never really close to getting the 33-year-old. That’s led Spurs to look at options across all of football. The same names were being reported as possible targets to varying degrees, but ten Hag is the one that seems to have stuck.

Following this news, it is understood that Spurs have taken a step back to re-evaluate their options. They are expected to speak to other potential candidates shortly.

Who could Spurs hire as their next manager?

Tottenham have not had much luck in their pursuit of a new manager this week, with Julian Nagelsmann agreeing to join Bayern Munich on Tuesday, and Brendan Rodgers appearing to rule himself out of the running as well.

It seems that Spurs have not given up hope of tempting the Northern Irishman away from the King Power Stadium, though. They are reportedly willing to triple his wages if he does decide to move to the capital, in a deal that would see Rodgers pocket £15m-a-year. This would see him earn more than Mourinho, whose basic salary was £12.5m-per-year.

If Spurs are unsuccessful in landing Rodgers, current England boss Gareth Southgate is another option for the role.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is an admirer of the 50-year-old, and has already made contact with Southgate about the possibility of him moving back into club management.

Another international manager has also been linked with the Tottenham hotseat. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez is reportedly keen on the position, and would be open to taking over at Spurs after this summer's European Championships.

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