According to a report by Football Insider, former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is keen on the Tottenham Hotspur managerial role with chairman Daniel Levy now weighing a swoop.
The Lowdown: Spurs manager hunt looms on…
As the Tottenham manager hunt lingers on, more and more names become linked with the vacant post and there have been no shortage of them.
Many other coaches have also been linked, but it remains to be seen when Tottenham will decide on their man after Jose Mourinho’s dismissal last month.
The Latest: Benitez keen on Spurs job
In a development, Football Insider share that Champions League-winning boss Benitez is now keen on the Tottenham job with Levy weighing up a swoop for the out of work 61-year-old.
It is said that experience and proven top level management is becoming desirable to Spurs chiefs and candidates like Benitez would provide much more security than the likes of Scott Parker.
Benitez left his last job at Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Professional back in January, making him a potentially cheap appointment with no attachment fees involved.
The Spaniard also dropped a Premier League hint when speaking to Sky Sports recently, saying that his ‘priority‘ is to make a return to England.
The Verdict: The safe option
His glowing CV and the fact Benitez is a free agent do come as huge incentives to make a move, especially in this climate, but can he really promote the Spurs way long term?
Tottenham are said to want a boss in the mould of former favourite Mauricio Pochettino and Benitez’s man management style is far more akin to Mourinho.
Therefore, while he could provide stability for a time, we believe he isn’t the best solution for Spurs to really build for the future.
In other news: Tottenham now set to interview ‘top coach’, find out more here.
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