Tottenham Hotspur legend Graham Roberts has told Football FanCast that Eric Dier should play as a right-back for the club.
The England international has struggled for form at times this season prior to the sacking of ex-manager Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese was relieved of his duties last week, with Ryan Mason installed as the interim head coach in his stead.
Mason has subsequently managed the club against Southampton in the Premier League and Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final, before the 4-0 win against Sheffield United at the weekend.
Spurs beat Saints 2-1, coming from behind to win, and lost 1-0 to City at Wembley previously.
Dier played the 90 minutes in the three games at centre-back but Roberts believes he is best suited to playing as a full-back.
The 27-year-old is a versatile presence and, per Transfermarkt, has played at right-back 26 times in his career, though he has not been deployed in that role since the 2014/15 season.
Nevertheless, Roberts, who won the UEFA Cup as a player with Spurs, said to FFC: “If it was me going into that job, I would go for Eric Dier to play right wing-back or right-back because he’s not a centre-half.
“Eric Dier is not a centre-half.”