‘Bigger than Tottenham’ – Manager urged to pick Lilywhites over Chelsea

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has been tipped to have the ‘edge’ over other candidates for the Tottenham Hotspur job, and has been told to take the opportunity.

Spurs are looking for a new permanent manager after parting ways with Antonio Conte. His former assistant Cristian Stellini is in charge of first-team affairs until the end of the season.

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Kompany has done a fine job at Burnley, guiding them to instant promotion back to the Premier League this season with an impressive campaign in the Championship.

The Belgian has been mooted as one of the names on Spurs’ shortlist for the vacant managerial role come the summer (Daily Star). According to The Sun, Kompany is actually the leading candidate for the job.

It is thought Tottenham have ‘explored a move’ for the former Manchester City captain and are keen on the idea of hiring a youthful coach this time around (Football.London).

Now, journalist Filip Joos has told the Friends of Sports podcast, 90 Minutes, (relayed by Voetbal Nieuws) that Kompany has all the credentials needed to take the job and be a success.

He said: “Kompany to Tottenham? Go!

“And even more: he has to let Kane and Son go and start all over again. That squad is so deep right now.

“He shouldn’t go to Chelsea where he will end up in a machine. There are 98 players walking around and you have to do it with that. Chelsea have also won trophies in recent years.

“Kompany is now bigger than Tottenham. If I’m Tottenham and you see Arteta’s work at Arsenal… He’s also from Guardiola’s school, just like Kompany.

“Doesn’t he have an edge over the rest? We would also understand if he left Burnley for Tottenham.”

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Part of me thinks it would be a risk to hire Kompany given he has only worked in the Belgian league and the Championship.

He’s unproven at the very top level, but he does strike me as someone who will be successful wherever he goes.

And besides, the more experienced coaches haven’t worked out for us anyway. Maybe it’s time to take a risk.

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