Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is an admirer of Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, according to The Daily Mail.
However, the Lilywhites aren’t the only club thought to be a destination for the manager, with Arsenal also mooted.
The news comes after reports from The Athletic that the players are bemoaning the ‘same old sessions and messages’ from the Argentine manager.
Pochettino has come out fighting regarding his future, claiming he is not thinking about leaving the club despite the difficult run of form his side are suffering (via Sporting Life).
A move for Eddie Howe may not be the best move for the club at the moment despite his successes with Bournemouth. The Cherries have notably struggled in defence under Howe’s stewardship. In Howe’s four full seasons as a manager in the Premier League, he has conceded, on average, 70 plus goals per campaign in all competitions (via Tables League).
There also remains more suitable and experienced candidates. Massimiliano Allegri is said to be keen on managing in England and has even been taking English lessons. The Italian won five league titles in a row and reached two Champions League finals before leaving Juventus in the summer, showing his experience (via Transfermarkt).
Despite a difficult spell with Manchester United, Jose Mourinho has publicly admitted that he is waiting for a ‘top job’ before returning to management. After reaching the Champions League final last season, Spurs are arguably in the category of ‘top clubs’, and could be an attractive proposition for the Portuguese, who has won a mammoth 33 trophies in his career. Spurs also spent over £150m in the summer transfer window, showing they have the funds to attract Mourinho.
A mixture of Howe’s lack of good defensive tactics and other more experienced options means hiring the Englishman is ill-advised. Tottenham would be better off hiring someone with vast levels of experience that can keep up their level of ambition.
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