Tottenham Hotspur they have had to reassess their managerial options as the time without a permanent successor to Antonio Conte is getting depressingly long.
What’s new about Vincenzo Italiano’s transfer to Tottenham Hotspur?
While it seemed like Arne Slot’s nomination might finally end the suffering of fans, Sky Sports he has since suggested that many believed the Feyenoord coach was simply taking advantage of Daniel Levy’s interest to secure a new contract at his club.
Now Sky Sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has delivered a new verdict with a new set of names sure to be making the rounds again.
Speaking on Sky Italia, Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano emerged as a new proposal for both Spurs and Napoli. Di Marzio noted (reported by fiorentina.it): “It is inevitable that he will end up in the crosshairs of big clubs like Napoli. If De Laurentiis had bet on Italiano, I would consider it normal. I know it’s also popular abroad. He’s on Tottenham’s list. Many say Italiano has a €10m release clause but no release clause from Fiorentina.
Is Vincenzo Italiano a good manager?
With many fans resigned to the prospect of Slot’s nomination and even convinced themselves that it was the perfect move, it’s understandable that this option was wasted. At last his 2.15 The average of points per game is admirable, even if the Dutch league is considered the best sixth best in Europe based on the UEFA coefficient ranking – two behind Serie A.
The hierarchy looks silly once again while their hilariously lame manager search continues.
However, in Italiano they would gain a great young coach who has already shown his building skills by constantly turning Florence’s outfit into a force
They’re done 13 the year before his arrival and his all-action 4-3-3 Philosophy helped Viola return to European competition, where they took advantage of this season, reaching the final of the Europa Conference League, starting the clash with West Ham United. They recently lost also to Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia final, with two such matches in one season, which Levy can only dream of.
Journalist Josh Bunting tried to praise such a success, writing on Twitter“Vincenzo Italiano did an excellent job there, a domestic cup final and a European semi-final. He plays a really nice brand of attractive football.”
However, it was Salernitana head coach Paulo Sousa who arguably retained the most praise, breaking the philosophy that rekindled the stagnant club. He said“In my opinion at the moment they are the best prepared team in the league with the best alternatives for every role.
“Their football expresses great aggression in the no-possession phase, with a wealth of variation in the possession phase, which reminds me of Dutch football in the past.” This great mix of attractive but hard-working football is exactly what north London has been missing in recent years.
A beautiful brand close to the Dutch style should be enough to make fans forget about the disappointment of the slot machine if the alternative is Italiano. The Feyenoord coach also led his team to A European final, and his work in winning the Eredivisie in this tenure deserves praise. Conversely, however, it should be noted that when he took over the reins, the club was only sitting in third.
So by throwing the club into chaos and forcing them to hit above their weight in a much tougher division, the Italian boss is likely a better fit for what Levy wants from his new manager.