Kevin Phillips has urged Tottenham Hotspur to contact Zinedine Zidane this summer with regards to becoming their new manager, with the position still to be filled following Jose Mourinho’s departure last month.
The Lowdown: Zidane could be available
The Frenchman is currently the manager of Real Madrid and, he has had fantastic success across two spells at the Bernabeu, winning La Liga twice and the Champions League three times – he also won Europe’s premier club competition with the club as a player back in 2002.
However, speculation has indicated the France legend may depart Real Madrid in the summer (Goal.com).
The Latest: Phillips urges contact
Speaking to Football Insider, Phillips believes that Spurs should contact Zidane in regards to replacing Mourinho as the club’s manager. He said:
“You would be crazy not to contact Zidane.
“If he is going to leave Real Madrid he will be a wanted man. What he has achieved at Real Madrid is just phenomenal.
“I would imagine there will have been a conversation, a phonecall to the agent to ask ‘What are your thoughts? Would you be interested?’
“There is no bigger name in European football than Zidane. If I was a Tottenham supporter I would be desperate for Zidane. It would be so exciting if he came in.
“There is no two ways about it, he can attract big names to the club. I’m sure a phonecall will be made.”
The Verdict: Ambition
The job that Zidane has done at Madrid is incredible. To win the Champions League three times in a row is an astonishing feat – they are the only club to do so since it was rebranded from the European Cup at the start of the 90s. All in all, he has averaged 2.17 points per game during his time with Los Merengues (Transfermarkt), and almost any club in the world would surely be happy to have him as their manager.
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Given that Tottenham only qualified for the Europa Conference League for next season, Zidane may feel he has better options elsewhere. However, as Phillips says, there is no harm in Daniel Levy at least trying to find out whether the 48-year-old would be interested in a move to north London.
In other news, Tottenham eye this man as Harry Kane’s replacement.
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