Home » Spurs tipped to eventually appoint a “precocious young coach”
Spurs tipped to eventually appoint a “precocious young coach”
By Bruce Grove -

Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish has tipped Tottenham to eventually name a young manager as their next boss.

The Lilywhites have been on the lookout for another boss for much of this summer.

Their search hasn’t been successful and after failing to finish talks for the likes of Paulo Fonseca and Antonio Conte, their fans don’t know what to expect next.

It seems every top managerial target wants to avoid the Tottenham job, but they are still linked with a move with the likes of Graham Potter of Brighton and Nuno Espirito Santo, who has just left Wolves.

McLeish says a top manager would only want to take the job if he is sure that he would get the right tools to make the club better.

However, Tottenham can go for a younger manager like Potter or Belgium head coach, Roberto Martinez.

“I’m sure there’ll be some precocious young coach who will eventually take the job,” McLeish told Football Insider.

“A lot of top coaches will be thinking am I going to get the money? Am I going to be able to improve it?

“As a coach, you can’t walk in and say: ‘I’m going to turn these players into a championship-winning team without adding to the quality.

“That will be the key for the major coaches. Do they take a chance on a good, young coach? I’ve heard from people I know Graham Potter’s name was mentioned a few times and (Roberto) Martinez also.

“I would have thought that those guys, maybe a coach of those two’s magnitude, would be the correct choice for Spurs.

Reports have linked both managers with a move to Spurs, but it seems Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici want a more high-profile manager to coach the club next.

Tags Alex Mcleish NewsNow
30 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
26 days ago

Hello is anybody out there?? Wakey wakey. Let’s all wake up and smell the coffee beans regarding our managerial farce when IMO Nuno deserves far greater respect than being rather prematurely disrespectfully condemned as a no hoper. Admittedly backed by the Wolves board with funds buying numerous talented Portuguese players where were Wolves before he took over?? Answer a struggling outfit going nowhere fast. Next…..

Last edited 26 days ago by David Dillenberg
Will
Will
26 days ago

Nuno is a No No! No mater how could he could be , he is a Jorges Mendez servant and we will have a flood of his players, all Portuguese like Gedson and Vinicius, who wont cut it in the PL. Nuno has already exhausted his luck at dragging unknowns out of Portugal and that pool is near empty now.

Will
Will
26 days ago
Reply to  Will

“No matter how good he could be” apols

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
26 days ago

The away goals rule being dropped in Europe’s club competitions; if tied on aggregate, straight to penalties!

Will
Will
26 days ago

Well that is the end for us unless we actually have a squad overhaul and a decent manager. Chances?

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
26 days ago

Breaking news! Spurs tipped to eventually appoint a manager.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
26 days ago

Approaching the imminent crucial encounter with Germany surely Southgate wont do as I suspect he will do by replacing Grealish with Mason Mount?? Big Call. Huge decision likely having a significant bearing on the outcome of the result!! Alternatively is Southgate bold enough as I would do to play them both???Clearly by repeatedly fouling the fellow all opponents fear Grealish! Presumably the best player the other eve Saka will be playing?

Last edited 26 days ago by David Dillenberg
BillyBojangles
BillyBojangles
26 days ago

In what world is Roberto Martinez a “young” manager?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
26 days ago
Reply to  BillyBojangles

As compared to say Big Sam, Roy Hodgson and Arsene Wenger??!!

Cali
Cali
26 days ago

It is amazing how Enic/Levy degraded even Spurs fans hope for the future progress of Tottenham, that they feeling happy to have Potter who manages relegation bound teams that is what you call managing the expectations Levy is master who knows how to deal with anything related to Tottenham football club I have to give the guy that 👍

Mark McDonagh
Mark McDonagh
26 days ago

Gladys the tea-lady has confirmed rumours confirming the new Tottenham Hotspur Mausoleum is actually a rocket ship destined for Alpha Century and the plan to annoy and distance supporters to ensure there is not a titanic themed disaster when the end of the world arrives. Tom Cruise and his scientologist friends will be using an American Football match as cover as a secret sign when he arrives to join with Danny who will also be aboard with his hand-luggage. Nuno will ensure dejected supporters stay away until Christmas when another suitable candidate will be appointed, possibly Ryan once more.

Last edited 26 days ago by Markspur
Irish spur
Irish spur
26 days ago

Jesus H Christ on a bike ,we have gone from Pochettino who is a legend and sacked him..hired Jose another legend who won it all nd sacked him few days before a final to Nuno espirito Santo ..just F-ck off Levy will you ..Just F-ck right off..I’ve lost all interest

N5 Spur
N5 Spur
26 days ago

No to nuno, if levy is going to try for a manager he previously has gone for, its got to be conte, if not, go for either
Xaxi or Gallardo

Harry
Harry
26 days ago

Gladys the tea lady is my preference

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
26 days ago
Reply to  Harry

Lol.. Christoph Galtier for me as manager, second choice Rafa Benitez… With Roy Keane to also join the coaching staff to toughen people up.

Will
Will
27 days ago

At least, no one now mentions Southgate , the prime reason as to why England wont win anything. His club managerial career was equally as dismal but he is nice and woke and looks the part.
As for Martinez even I could win some games as Belgium manager with players that he has in tow there. No! Potter for me if we cannot tempt the Ajax fellow.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
27 days ago

I’d rather have Potter than Martinez. Potter could turn into the next Poch, who knows? At least we would play attractive attacking football under him. Brighton gave us some good games last season.

Andrew
Andrew
26 days ago

Yes Potter for me.

Tangangry
Tangangry
27 days ago

Well if Alex McLeish says so then it must be true! Straight from the horses mouth that one…

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

I always said it’s Potter. Belgium are more torturous to watch then Mourinho could ever be, please not Martinez?!

Sideways back…. sideways, back….back….side….. back…back😶🔫💥

osvaldo villa
osvaldo villa
27 days ago

How about Gerrard

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
27 days ago
Reply to  osvaldo villa

He is winning things with Rangers, could have Champions League football as well.

Would Spurs enhance his reputation, seems unlikely.

Limerick AL.
Limerick AL.
27 days ago

Precocious = Easily Manipulated Sucker.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
27 days ago

I’m going with Martinez if Belgium don’t win the Euros.

There is nobody left anyway.

Paddio
Paddio
27 days ago

Belgium ranked no1 and not won anything (currently). Matches part of Levy’s criteria then

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
26 days ago
Reply to  Paddio

The world rankings are weird these days though. We are 4th supposedly better than Italy Portugal Spain Argentina. Germany are way down in 12th.

Last edited 26 days ago by Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
EssexTony
EssexTony
26 days ago

Is it not called the Helen Keller FIFA World Rankings based on those ratings🤣🤣🤣

Andrew
Andrew
26 days ago
Reply to  Paddio

Can just hear Martinez saying he can’t wait to work with this fantastic squad of players.

makatiandy
makatiandy
26 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

That’s if Levy can find that script under all the dust now covering the manager’s room.

Spanky The Wonder Giraffe
Spanky The Wonder Giraffe
26 days ago
Reply to  Paddio

Calendar year champions😄

Follow Us