Legendary Italian manager Arrigo Sacchi has questioned Harry Kane’s leadership qualities, pointing out that the 27-year-old has not helped Tottenham to any competitive silverware.
Sacchi knows what it takes to win the biggest trophies in the game, having guided AC Milan to the Scudetto as well as back to back European Cups during his first reign at the San Siro.
The Italian has not managed in the game since leaving Parma all the way back in 2001 but the 71-year-old admitted that he still very much keeps in touch with the game, holding English football in particular, in high regard.
However, Sacchi does not appear to think very highly of Kane as a person despite acknowledging that the Tottenham star is a talented player.
He told The Daily Mail: “He is definitely a great footballer, but I’m not sure if he has a great personality.
“It doesn’t seem to me that Tottenham has ever been a protagonist to win”.
The former Azzurri manager admitted that English football has come a long way in recent years and acknowledged that the Premier League is the best in the world.
Sacchi added: “The Premier League is the most interesting championship. The best coaches in Europe are there. English football wasn’t up to date.
“But now it’s right on top thanks to Guardiola, (Jurgen) Klopp, Mourinho and (Carlo) Ancelotti’s hard work.
“In the past, English football was quite opinionated and therefore did not keep up with the times and thus continued to do that they always used to.
“But I am convinced that very soon there will also be English coaches.
“I have seen huge improvements in the English youth teams, while the senior national team has room for improvement.”
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It is unclear if Sacchi is suggesting Kane lacks ambition for sticking around at Tottenham or if he is criticising the striker for not having the qualities to lead the team to a title. Kane is certainly the last person that can blamed for the club’s recent trophy drought.
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