Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann as their top target to replace Jose Mourinho, should the Portuguese manager fail to improve results, according to multiple reports.
Spurs have seen their top four hopes dashed in the wake of a successive loses in recent games despite starting off the season in a spirited form.
While chairman Daniel Levy is allegedly against a change in the dugout before the end of the season, alternatives to Mourinho may be considered in the summer.
According to The Telegraph, Spurs will likely make an approach for Nagelsmann if they move in a different direction ahead of the next campaign.
The 33-year-old is eventually expected to move to a bigger club having established Leipzig as the main contenders to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
However, Nagelsmann is not open to a switch to another club in the coming months, effectively leaving Spurs to remain patient in their pursuit of the German.
Nagglesman led RB Leipzig to their first ever Champions League semi-final last term since the club was founded in 2009 and has aimed to continue in same frequency this season. But, such feat can only be achievable if they pass their Liverpool test in the coming week.