Former Scotland manager, Alex McLeish says Tottenham players will be divided over their next manager.
Spurs have been on the hunt for a new boss since they fired Jose Mourinho in April.
The Lilywhites have missed out on some of their top targets so far, but they are reportedly close to making Paulo Fonseca their next head coach, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The former AS Roma manager wasn’t the Lilywhites’ first choice, but after missing out on the likes of Brendan Rodgers and Julian Naglesmann, they seem to have settled for him.
As he prepares to resume work in London, McLeish reckons that Tottenham’s top players will have doubts over his pedigree after being managed by someone as good as Mourinho.
However, he says the players down the pecking order should be delighted as they can now expect to get another chance to stake a claim for relevance in the squad.
“For some, the slate will be clean and it will be a chance to impress this new gaffer,” McLeish told Football Insider.
“Some will maybe be thinking: ‘We are not really aware of Fonseca, the way we’re aware of other head coaches. Where are we going in terms of success for Tottenham? What is the yardstick? Can we get to the levels that we have been in recent years?’
“I guess only time will tell. Spurs fans and the Spurs hierarchy will have to see what Fonseca can do. When you recruit these guys, there’s got to have been a lot of homework done.
“You can’t say that guys like Daniel Levy are very naive. They have great sources in terms of what they know about these coaches when they bring them in.”