Lawrie Sanchez believes that Jose Mourinho’s failure at Tottenham might stop Daniel Levy from appointing another big name.
Mourinho was sacked back in April with Spurs looking unlikely to qualify for the Champions League, whilst they’d already crashed out of the Europa League and FA Cup.
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But it’s been more than 50 days since the Portuguese’s dismissal, with the Tottenham chairman missing out on most of his top targets, whilst he couldn’t agree a deal with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte after his potential move collapsed last week.
Another big name that has been touted for the job is Zinedine Zidane. The legendary French midfielder recently left his second spell with Real Madrid, but only managed one La Liga title since returning to the Spanish capital.
The 48-year-old’s Madrid departure means he’s now a free agent, but former Premier League manager Sanchez doesn’t believe Levy will go down a similar route to Mourinho again.
He told The Transfer Tavern:
“He won three Champions League and two La Liga’s, but for whatever reason, he’s disparaged because they’re not sure he’s a great technical coach.
“There’s a feeling that he’s lucky to get Real Madrid. I’m not sure he speaks English. I think language is a massive thing – Mourinho, Wenger, Tuchel, Guardiola all speak English – and you need to be able to understand it.
“I would be surprised. Zidane is a massive name, I think Levy likes someone he can mould, or he can work with and isn’t bigger than him and after having a taste of Mourinho, I don’t think he’ll go down that road again.”
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