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New Favourite For Spurs Job Just In
By Harry Hotspur -

SCOTT PARKER HAS EMERGED AS FAVOURITE in the betting to replace José Mourinho as Spurs manager, according to Ladbrokes.

The Fulham boss is now just 7/2 for a sensational return to Spurs, while Nuno Espírito Santo is 9/2 with Brendan Rodgers just behind at 5/1.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes told The Boy: “Fulham fans might want to look away now as Scott Parker has emerged as the surprise favourite in the betting over the weekend to replace José Mourinho.”


The Latest BettingNext Tottenham Manager
Scott Parker – 7/2

Nuno Espirito Santo – 9/2

Brendan Rodgers – 5/1

Ralf Rangnick – 7/1

Graham Potter – 10/1

Maurizio Sarri – 12/1
14/1 bar

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Pablo
Pablo
9 days ago

Jose’s just been confirmed as Roma’s boss for next season. That means Sarri’s free…

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
9 days ago
Reply to  Pablo

No Fonseca.

Pablito
Pablito
9 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Fonseca isn’t good enough for the prem. Roma fans are glad to see the back of him and Serie A is not as competitive as the PL.

eddie
eddie
9 days ago
Reply to  Pablo

Just beat me to it.If their players have learned nothing from his time with us they are in for a surprise.

Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
9 days ago

With my sensible hat on for a change I wonder what the mechanics are for this. Have a few punters been putting it large on Scotty?
Tell us H

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
9 days ago

I honestly don’t care who is made manager and I wonder who actually does at this point. Everybody – or at least I hope so – now knows that appointing another guy to take charge of the same squad will eventually yield the same results without serious backing (i.e. a MINIMUM of two summer transfer windows’ worth of sustained transfer activity – not just incoming transfers but – and maybe especially – outgoing too).

Parker, Potter, Benitez, Bielsa, Nagelsmann – no appointment will fix the deficiencies of the existing squad. Benitez and Bielsa might be more households names but look where that got us with Mourinho. Pleasing to the sponsors maybe, but ultimately fruitless.

Not backing our next appointment will mean treading water (which in the PL means moving backwards) for another year or two, while others strengthen. Arsenal might get their new owner and even if they don’t, they won’t be as sh-t forever. Due to astute scouting and transfer activity, Leicester and West Ham now have top 4 aspirations in addition to City, Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool. If Everton under Carlo get their act together, we might be talking about 9 teams fighting for the top 6 positions, and with Kane likely leaving, I don’t really fancy us.

“But fans have no compwehension…” – let’s see about that.

Step 1: Drive out Hitchen – this is crucial.
Step 2: Rid the squad of the wasters at any possible price (i.e. don’t inflate their prices by 100 % as usual) – Dele, Dier, Winks, Doherty, Sissoko have to go for starters. There are more to be disposed of later, like Lamela, Sanchez, possibly Davies and due to age Lloris and Toby.
Step 3: Talk to the new guy and see who he’d like, then get the damn players. It’s not that hard for basically any other club in the world. Is it really that much more difficult for the 9th richest club in the world?

Tangangry
Tangangry
9 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Unfortunately it is hard, it’s fine when your football club is your play thing you can run at a loss, but for Levy the club’s net worth is tied into his player asset value, and so flogging Dele for tuppence ha’penny 18 months after people were talking about £80m for him just isn’t gonna cut it.

Not that I want to justify it, because arguing over a few grand here and there is penny wise, pound foolish (or whatever that saying is) but just don’t expect a cut price fire sale because WE have seen enough of these losers.

The next guy will be expected to give them a season to change their tune.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
9 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

We got Dele and Dier for peanuts, Doherty was quite inexpensive, and Winks was free. The question right now is – can we ever get them to the point media quoted 80M for Dele, 50M for Dier and something like 40M for Winks to City?

Another question is – can we afford to continue clogging up our squad with washouts like those for another year or two, or will we end up profiting more if we now take a loss and end up finishing higher in the league with proper recruitment?

Again, we cannot sell players at the right time and that is setting us back incredibly. Eriksen was quoted for 100M. We got what, 17M?

Levy’s micromanagement and desire to drive up the price have had us incur so many losses, I could weep.

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

This is a great comment. Completely agree

Tangangry
Tangangry
9 days ago

Will Fulham fans be bothered? I mean I like Scotty, but he did just get them relegated (probably).

In my yes (or ok fair dos) camp: Parker, Nuno, Rafa, Potter

In my “f*cks sake Levy you muppet” camp: Southgate, Martinez, Sarri

In my “never gonna happen” camp: Rodgers

In my “never heard of him” camp: Ragnarok, “Bar”

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

You have omitted Big Sam Allardyce!!

Tangangry
Tangangry
9 days ago

The “Destroy and Exit” list?

(One for the Athletico Mince fans:-) )

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Looking at Big Sam’s angry expression on his face in the dug out is a masterpiece!!

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Dusty
Dusty
9 days ago

Don’t all Bull Dogs look like that. 🙂

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
9 days ago

I’d back any man that gives their marching orders to those responsible for the Europa exit.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

Such humiliating woes compounded should our N London rivals win the Ropey cup!!

England Mike
England Mike
9 days ago

They are more fragile than us, and that’s saying something, a team of weak spineless bunch.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
9 days ago

No surprise. Parker was always the most likely. Won’t rock the boat, will play along with Levys tune. Bielsa is needed but would never, ever, e v e r come to ENIC fc. He’s interested in the community as well as the club. That’s all gone. Regenerated by the investment firm.

Last edited 9 days ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Dan
Dan
9 days ago

Bielsa insists on one year contracts. It’s too unstable anyway.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

He wouldn’t tolerate interference from the King of Interference.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
9 days ago

In a way I don’t really care who the next manager is, it’s a useful distraction for the board to take the fans attention off them. My interest is in will the board (Levy) invest in the team.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

An outlay in excess of £100m+ on Bergy, Lo Celso and Ndombele ain’t too shabby but accomplished what???

Last edited 9 days ago by David Dillenberg
James McKevitt
James McKevitt
9 days ago

Quality but two were injured and are still struggling with fitness, Bergwign was an opportunistic investment, I like him, but we didn’t need another winger with our other problems up front and in defence.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

I would offload all 3 in the summer!

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
9 days ago

You’re just the ruthless manager we need David, I take it you have Lamela and Sissoko out the door as well.

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Dilly might as well apply.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

😁👍

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Of the current team only 6 remain- Kane, Son, Rodon, Toby, the Dane and possibly Moura.
My first signing is Sam Johnstone.

Dan
Dan
9 days ago

You’re hired.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Departing now to take up the hot seat!!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago

Surprised overlooked by Man Utd when from what I see he Looks a more commanding keeper than Nic Pope!

Last edited 9 days ago by David Dillenberg
LIMERICK AL
LIMERICK AL
9 days ago

Just for starters. 🙏

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago

Unless I am mistaken West Ham have spent less and got better results from their astute signings!! 2 of whom are on loan!

Last edited 9 days ago by David Dillenberg
Tangangry
Tangangry
9 days ago

Lets see if they can do it again next season before we start citing them as the pinnacle of a well run football club!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Fair point but considering they were the laughing stock of London in complete disarray their free flowing fluid football against Burnley last night never once sitting back on their lead was a joy to watch!!

White hot
White hot
9 days ago

The money could have been better spent, I’ve not been impressed with any of them.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  White hot

In fairness each of them show flashes of magic but it’s just flashes. West Ham took a punt on slow starter Jerod Bowen and that Benrahma chappy and they have clicked.

Last edited 9 days ago by David Dillenberg
JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
9 days ago

Just when you think ENIC and Levy couldn’t lower the bar any further. A manager who’s only claim to fame is getting the first club he’s managed relegated, becomes the favourite to take the managerial job at Spurs. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Who would you get then?

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Paulo Fonseca.

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Why? What makes him a better choice (I genuinely don’t know enough about him).

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Just looked into him…7th in Serie A? 1.76ppg average. Parkers is 1.36 for a team that is set to be relegated.

Fulham have conceded less goals (45) than Roma (53). This is just a flavour of the month choice isn’t it? They’ve had some shocking results as well. Including getting spanked by teams below them.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

He’s youngish, fought his way up through lower Leagues has managed in the Champions League, beat Peps City, has won titles, is a good tactician and is ambitious.

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

If we’re honest. This is his first big job and he’s not exactly excelling. He came up through the Portuguese leagues. One isolated victory over Man City is irrelevant. Scott Parker beat Liverpool at Anfield, when did we last do that?

He’s won the Ukrainian league and domestic cups at the best club in Ukraine.

England Mike
England Mike
9 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Isn’t he losing his job to the chain smoker Sarri ?

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  England Mike

Yep. According to Sky in Italy, set for the chop.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

I’ve said from the start. No manager with any kind of pedigree will come to us now. It’s always going to be someone who’s cheap and inexperienced who believes this will be step up to where they are now. Scott Parker would be better placed to stay with Fulham and learn more about the job.

In Answer to your Q. I could careless. Whoever it is will go the same way as the previous 14/15

Andrew
Andrew
9 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Potter has done a far better job and worth a punt.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
9 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

Like I say, matters not who it is. If they have to work under the same constraints as the previous 15 the end result will be the same.

Pablito
Pablito
9 days ago

From Nagelsman we’ve moved on to Scott Parker. One has been snapped up by European giants Bayern Munich, the other is about to be relegated to the Championship. No surprise who we’ll end up with. Spurs in the European Super League indeed.

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  Pablito

Why would Nagelsmann be any better? Munich have a habit of punting on unknown managers (Hansi Flick etc.), they are in a privileged position where more often than not their squad can be ultra competitive season after season as they’re top level management handles transfers etc.

It’s mad how a 33 year old who has won nothing and only experienced the German league is being touted as the “one that got away” for us? Yet an English manager who won trophies as a player, has the right mentality, has passion and loves the club is unambitious?

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
9 days ago

The Ginger Mourinho keeps Burnley in the PL year after year on a shoestring budget. What he must make of it all if relegated Parker lands the Spurs job.

Dan
Dan
9 days ago

So Dyche then?

Last edited 9 days ago by danbram1
Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Nope but his credentials far outweigh Parkers

Dan
Dan
9 days ago

And Nagelsmanns but we were all creaming our pants about getting him.

Tangangry
Tangangry
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

I would, why not, players seem to love him, plenty of experience too.

England Mike
England Mike
9 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

He pins them up against the wall if they disagree with him, which I’d like some of ours to happen to.

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
9 days ago

All our squad of superstars need is an arm around the shoulder and a bit of guidance. Scotty is that man because he knows the club. Ryan Mason is passionate and knows the club too but Scotty will have the experience of getting relegated with Fulham under his belt so that makes him the front runner for me.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago

Agreed about SP. Never mind an arm around the shoulder. Most of them need shaking up!!

Andrew
Andrew
9 days ago

Thought you were going to say a kick on the backside out through the door!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

I am more diplomatic than that!!

Andrew
Andrew
9 days ago

😁😁

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

I enjoy press conferences!!

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
9 days ago

There needs to be a LOL button for some comments 👍😂

eddie
eddie
9 days ago

What,to take us down next season as well?

Surespur
Surespur
9 days ago

For all we know, Scotty Parker may go on to do great things as our manager, in the long term. In the here and now however, he doesn’t have much of a track record in management; and his playing achievements won’t give him the gravitas of rookies like Gerrard and Lampard. Appointing him now will, at best, see us on a very slow burn towards attracting top level players; and challenging for honours. Surely, even baldy should be able to see that

Last edited 9 days ago by Surespur
David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  Surespur

Who would you appoint??

Last edited 9 days ago by David Dillenberg
Dan
Dan
9 days ago

This is what i keep saying. Everyone dead against it but nobody able to come up with a suitable alternative. I still don’t get the Nagelsmann hype, yet everyone wanted him despite lack of experience and not winning anything? Yet Parker who has lack of experience and hasn’t won anything is a crazy and unsuitable choice.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Given our average team surely it’s delusional thinking we can attract a high profile manager in what many of us on here perceive to be a poisoned chalice of a job?!!

Last edited 9 days ago by David Dillenberg
England Mike
England Mike
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Rodgers for me but unlikely unless a deal has been done for the summer, if not I would go for Potter.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
9 days ago

Not showing enough ambition if we appoint Scotty. However as we sack every manager who tries to show ambition, it might well be a likely outcome that baldy goes for a yes man who won’t have the cheek to expect Levy to buy stars and actually compete for trophies. That wouldn’t do, it costs too much.

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Who do we appoint then? In an ideal world. Who is a manager we can attract that you feel takes us to that next level?

Last edited 9 days ago by danbram1
mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Under enic nobody can, that’s the sad truth. We had the best manager going in Poch but he wasn’t supported in the transfer market (2 dry windows) and the squad went stale.
Levy pretends to buy the likes of Dybala, Fernandez (Bruno) and Skriniar, but instead we get Vinicius, Lo Celso and Rodon. Says it all really.

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Who’s to say Scotty won’t be the next Poch? And lets be honest, we were awful for the last 18 months under Poch and we cannot put all of that down to lack of investment.

If Poch was at Southampton now we would be saying going for him is lacking ambition. My argument is I don’t think there is any kind of elite manager available at the moment that we would be happy with (Allegri, Simeone in terms of what they’ve won, don’t play the kind of football we want) so we need to accept that this is the kind of appointment we will get.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Of course we were awful in the last few months under Poch – Levy bought him next to nobody with 2 blank transfer windows, refused to pay Eriksen what he was worth and alienated several players like Toby over contracts. Oh and he sold Walker too! Hardly supporting the manager lol. Poch had already proved himself anyway.
Oh and Poch proved himself at Saints, Parker hasn’t anywhere yet.

Last edited 9 days ago by mikeyhughes
Surespur
Surespur
9 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Spot on

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Adapting well to the pressures of management Parker seemingly commands full respect from the Fulham side, coming across as a good organiser, neither averse to cracking the whip shaking up the team when required nor dropping big named reputations namely his captain MITROVIC et al!

Last edited 9 days ago by David Dillenberg
eddie
eddie
9 days ago

Something must have happened between him and Mitrovic,because their problem has been scoring goals and he is the only recognised scorer they have in the squad.He must surely see that.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  eddie

Correct. Not convinced by Lookman nor their other strikers!

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

How did he prove himself at Southampton? Their squad was arguably better then than it is now.

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Also…what are you on about? Eriksen was offered what he was worth. Levy in the documentary clearly says to him directly “you know if it’s about money we will match whatever they want to pay you”, Poch told Levy he didn’t want Toby to be offered a new deal….Mourinho comes in and 2 weeks later Toby is offered an extension.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Are you trying to say that it was all Poch’s fault or something? You seem to be ignoring the reality.
I don’t understand how you explain what has happened in recent years with all our managers if you seem to believe that Levy is beyond reproach.

Last edited 9 days ago by mikeyhughes
Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

I haven’t said that at all. I specifically said Poch isn’t blameless (I said he deserves 50% of the blame for how things worked out at Spurs). Also said I loved him. I have merely pointed out facts. I don’t see how I am ignoring anything?

Too many fans look back with rose tinted glasses but the truth is we didn’t win anything, fell away dramatically every season and bottled every final we made it to, either making very poor decisions with our starting line up or just not turning up on the day. His inexperience on the big occasion showed – battle of the bridge, everyone could see that we were far too fired up, needed calming down. CL final, speaks for itself.

None of the above can be considered Levy’s fault. But I do think a great many things are his fault.

Surespur
Surespur
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

We can put it mostly down to lack of investment, (2 dry windows, as mikey puts it). The only thing Poch was guilty of, in terms of squad churn, was not having the ability to deal with Levy effectively

Last edited 9 days ago by Surespur
Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  Surespur

Poch has to take 50% of the blame. He openly said numerous times and still says today that he only wanted players that would improve the current squad and he wouldn’t buy anyone for the sake of it. If that wasn’t true and behind close doors he was fuming with Levy for lack of investment then he needs to speak up. Every other manager does it.

I agree the squad were stale (and still are), but I think we all look back at that period with very rose tinted glasses. We fell away at the end of every season. Should have won the league in 2016 and finished 3rd in a 2 horse race.

We made the CL final but were abysmal in the league and he got it fundamentally wrong starting Kane and leaving Moura out. We were awful against Ajax, they hit the post before and after we scored that third. Lots of paper over some very large cracks and some of them were down to Poch, don’t get me wrong, I love him and was fuming when we got sacked but we need to stop putting him on a pedestal and putting all of the form and mistakes down to Levy.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Agreed. Yes ruled by his heart rather than his head, having made a selection blunder omitting Moura from the line up for the CL final,having taken the team as far as he could go Poch should have quit bowing out gracefully when we lost the CL final especially mentally he was clearly a “broken man”!

England Mike
England Mike
9 days ago

He should have won …something during that spell of top form but every season he failed…failed !

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
9 days ago

Levy has presided over a lot of “broken men” hasn’t he? what a coincidence.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Seems like a golden age now in comparison to this one.

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Agreed. But as fans and on this very site we were all saying his time was up. He looked a beaten man, Levy or not, we got what we wanted (apart from Mourinho coming in)

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Crazy decision. From regular top 4 to trying to scrape into the ropey. You must be off your trolley!

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Because the squad wasn’t strengthened in multiple transfer windows and critical players weren’t paid what they were worth and our best full back was sold for profit. It’s not rocket science Dan.
How successful Poch was has been clearly illustrated for anybody who has a fair view on the situation by the disaster that Mourinho was though given far more support in the transfer market.
Be careful what you wish for.

Last edited 9 days ago by mikeyhughes
Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

What do you mean players weren’t paid what they were worth? Eriksen? Who said he left for non financial reasons? Levy offered to match the Inter offer (it’s in the documentary) so which other players are you talking about?

Lost Walker who Spurs fans maligned, I was pleased to get £50m for him. Trippier didn’t quite work out but was good in patches.

I’m not disputing the lack of investment because you’re right, but Poch frequently said he was happy with his squad, it’s his own fault if he didn’t really mean it.

Yes we were regular top 4 but where were we when he got sacked? Fell away every year and bottled the big occasions.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Not a wind up, you may sneer and laugh but in all probability Sam Allardyce who fighting a lost cause from the start has worked wonders reviving the Baggies but sadly to no avail!!

Last edited 9 days ago by David Dillenberg
England Mike
England Mike
9 days ago

Agree, players play for Sam, he never got the chance with higher ranked clubs.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Mikey, disagree. Familiar with the Spurs environment on and off the pitch, intelligent, eloquent, passionate Scotty Parker is my first choice. Get it done my son!!!

Dan
Dan
9 days ago

Boyhood spurs fan as well.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

It’s a pity he played for Spurs at the end of his career rather than in his prime!

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

That means diddly, how many ex players have come back to prove themselves as top managers?

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
9 days ago

He’s not going to be employed in PR or as a salesman, he is supposed to build a team, with little financial support from Levy, to win trophies. Like him as much as I do, ex players returning to manage a team do not have a good track record in the PL.

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
9 days ago

I cannot see that convincing Kane to stay or any top quality player to join. I can hear the ENIC pr wheels beginning to slowly turn to grind out another jam tomorrow mantra as this heralds the beginnings of yet another” new project”…. zzzzzzzzz

Dan
Dan
9 days ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

To be honest….would Nagelsmann or Ten Hag or Rodgers convince Kane to stay or top quality players to join? All of our managerial “targets” have been one rung under elite as a minimum.

Every manager we have been linked with is a “project” manager, I’m amazed you even slightly thought we would do anything different. Mourinho was a massive change for us – the first time we’ve appointed an accomplished manager probably in PL years.

We rave about Poch now but at the time of his appointment he wouldn’t have been able to attract big players or keep big players that want to leave.

Tangangry
Tangangry
9 days ago
Reply to  Dan

I think Rodgers would to be fair, but he’d be bonkers to take it.