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Exclusive: Paul Stewart is unconvinced by Tottenham target Erik ten Hag

There are several names being linked with the vacant Tottenham Hotspur job, but former Spurs forward Paul Stewart has questioned whether Ajax manager Erik ten Hag would be the right fit.

The north London outfit recorded an impressive final-day victory over Leicester City to secure a place in the UEFA Conference League on Sunday but are yet to name a replacement for Jose Mourinho.

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Ryan Mason was placed as interim head coach 24 hours after Mourinho left, and led Tottenham to four victories from their final six Premier League matches and a seventh-place finish.

But the 29-year-old isn’t currently in the running for the full-time position, with Nuno Espirito Santo the current favourite having left Wolves last week.

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Reports on Sunday believe that Tottenham have decided on their ‘top candidate’ and are hoping to have named a new manager in the next 7-10 days, while The Athletic’s Jack Pitt-Brooke claimed that ten Hag is the “most likely” to be hired on the View From The Lane podcast, via HITC.

Graham Potter, Scott Parker and Roberto Martinez are all in the running, but Dutchman Ten Hag still appears a contender despite signing a new contract at Ajax following strong reports immediately after Mourinho left that he was a candidate.

But Stewart, who was a Tottenham hero in the 1991 FA Cup final success after scoring the opening goal, isn’t convinced that the 51-year-old should be tasked with taking Tottenham forward.

He exclusively told Football FanCast:

“When I think about the difference between the two leagues, there’s no comparison, Ajax have probably got three teams that can cause them problems, so it doesn’t really prove anything for me, but I think a lot of the bigger clubs are considering him.

“But I’m not totally convinced that he can do the job, but it has happened before. For me, the jury is out whether he would be the right man for Spurs.”

Article title: Exclusive: Paul Stewart is unconvinced by Tottenham target Erik ten Hag

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