A former Tottenham participant has branded his previous membership ‘pretenders’ and insists they need to be ‘extra practical’ with their targets to fill their vacant managerial function.
Whereas the likes of Brendan Rodgers and Antonio Conte are being linked with the function, Jamie O’Hara insists the Spurs need to decrease their expectations as their seek for Jose Mourinho’s successor goes on.
With first-choice goal Julian Nagelsmann snubbing the Premier League facet to turn into the brand new Bayern Munich boss, and Erik Ten Hag deciding to increase his contract at Ajax, Tottenham are nonetheless on the hunt for his or her subsequent long-term head coach.
A bunch of skilled and profitable coaches have been linked with the function, together with Leicester boss Rodgers, Inter Milan’s title-winning supervisor Conte, Rafael Benitez and Maurizio Sarri.
O’Hara would love Conte to return to White Hart Lane, amid claims the Italian boss might return to the Premier League regardless of simply main Inter to their first Serie A title for 11 years.
However the former midfielder admits the north London membership must be practical with their targets, saying appointments like Scott Parker from Fulham or Brighton boss Graham Potter are extra possible.
And O’Hara insists each of these managers could be nice matches for Tottenham.
“I feel if Tottenham bought Antonio Conte, they’d have the ability to maintain Harry Kane – he’s an excellent supervisor,” the ex-Spurs man stated on talkSPORT’s Gameday Countdown.
“He received the Premier League title with Chelsea and sure he bought the sack, however that’s what Chelsea do. It’s their tradition. He’s gone to Inter Milan and he’s received the league there, too. He’s a prime supervisor.
“Rafa Benitez is being linked now, however I truthfully would fairly Scott Parker as supervisor.
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“He’s younger, he’s hungry, he’s bought a forward-thinking attacking model and philosophy of how he needs to play, he is aware of what the membership is about and he’ll know among the younger gamers.
“That’s the best way we have to go. I don’t suppose getting Rafa Benitez… it might solely be for his identify.
“I feel we needs to be going for Antonio Conte or Brendan Rodgers, however Spurs reside in cuckoo land in the intervening time… we’re pretenders! We haven’t received something!
“We’re a top-ten soccer membership on this planet, financially, however we haven’t really received something! How have we pulled that off?!
“So we’ve got to be practical proper now, and I feel being practical is getting a Scott Parker or a Graham Potter and seeing the place that takes us.
“Personally, I would really like Antonio Conte, however I can’t see it taking place.”