Paul Stewart believes the reported incoming appointment of Paulo Fonseca will end any hopes of Harry Kane still being a Tottenham player next season.
The 27-year-old has already reiterated his desire to leave Spurs to be regularly playing in the Champions League and challenging for major honours.
However, Tottenham fans would have been hoping that a high-profile appointment to replace Jose Mourinho might have just convinced the England captain to stick around for another 12 months despite Spurs failing to qualify for Europe’s elite competition once more.
Mauricio Pochettino returning could have done exactly that, whilst Antonio Conte’s history of winning would have surely given Kane something to think about.
But with Fonseca, whose managerial CV is hardly inspiring, on the verge of ending Spurs’ near two months wait to name a Mourinho replacement, former-Spurs man Stewart has resigned to the fact that Kane will be leaving.
And he exclusively told Football FanCast that Fonseca’s imminent arrival will confirm his decision:
“If he was 70/30 about leaving, that’s just made him 100 percent say ‘see you later Spurs, I’m off, because you’ve shown a lack of ambition of appointing a manage that didn’t succeed in Serie A’ and therefore, you’ve made my mind up completely.’ “