Former Charlton manager and Southampton vice-chairman Les Reed believes that Daniel Levy wouldn’t shy away from appointing a young English manager.
It’s approaching the 50-day mark since the Tottenham chairman relieved Jose Mourinho of his duties, but Levy hasn’t yet been able to find a suitable replacement for the Portuguese.
When Spurs were previously in this position, Mourinho was placed in charge less than 12 hours after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked, but the process has been far less straightforward this time around.
Pochettino himself has been in talks about returning to north London, whilst the high-profile likes of Antonio Conte, Hansi Flick and others have all been mentioned about becoming Mourinho’s successor.
But as of yet, Spurs don’t appear any closer to naming their new manager.
Reed, whose only stint in management came during a three-week spell as Charlton boss almost 15 years ago, said that it doesn’t have to necessarily be big name.
Asked whether Levy would potentially look towards either Graham Potter or Scott Parker, who managers that are both young and English, he exclusively told Football FanCast:
“Yes, I do. I think Daniel gets bad press quite a bit. People forget that he did bring in the first director of football in this country, but people seem to think that he’s anti director of football.
“He will always do what he believes is right for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and he will be strong on it. And I think if he felt there’s a young manager out there that could develop and would have the right credentials in the Tottenham way, I think he would be brave enough to do it.”