Former Southampton midfielder Carlton Palmer has told The Transfer Tavern in an exclusive interview that he cannot understand why Ralph Hasenhuttl is being touted for the Tottenham job.
Despite being linked with a whole host of managers, Tottenham are yet to appoint a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho.
It has led some to moot the idea of Spurs turning to Hasenhuttl, who has had some very good moments at Southampton this season.
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The Austrian coach had the Saints sitting at the top of the Premier League table at one point and guided them to an FA Cup semi-final where they narrowly missed out to finalists Leicester City.
Overall, though, he has not done enough for Palmer, who is surprised to hear people suggesting him for the Tottenham job.
Speaking exclusively to TT about the former RB Leipzig boss, Palmer said:
“I just can’t get my head around it. Both the Southampton manager and the Brighton manager have been linked with the Spurs job, right? Correct me if I’m wrong, they’re both around 15th or 16th in the league, respectively.
“I just don’t get it, how they can be mooted to taking over at Spurs.”
Hasenhuttl has said he expects to see out the remaining three years of his contract at Southampton, so it will be interesting to see what happens if Tottenham do make an approach for the 53-year-old.
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