Spain striker Iago Aspas has criticised Tottenham’s rumoured managerial target, Luis Enrique, for a lack of a plan B during last year’s World Cup.

Enrique parted ways with Spain after La Roja’s disappointing showing in Qatar when were sent packing by Morocco in the round of 16 stage after only just qualifying from their group.

Luis Enrique

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The Athletic reported a couple of weeks ago that the former Barcelona boss is at the top of Fabio Paratici’s wishlist to take over at N17 from Antonio Conte.

The Times subsequently suggested last week that the 52-year-old manager would also fit the profile that Daniel Levy wants since he has a reputation for playing attacking football and promoting youth while 

Italian journalist Tony Damascelli said on Radio Radio (21/03/23 via earlier this week that Spurs have already contracted the Spaniard regarding the potential vacancy at the club.

However, Aspas has certainly not given a ringing endorsement of Enrique, accusing the former Spain boss of failing to adapt when his game plan was found out.

The Celta Vigo striker has now told beIN SPORTS: “Luis Enrique had a very clear game plan, when plan A didn’t work, there was no plan B or others for the players to try and change things.

“I was impatiently waiting for Spain to score.”

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To be fair to Enrique, most managers in world football these days, including the top ones like Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, are focused on perfecting plan A rather than coming up with plan B or plan C because they believe in their way of playing. 

However, what concerns me about Enrique is that he has a reputation for being quite confrontational and falling out with some players, which is not ideal for Spurs.

After enduring Mourinho and Conte, we need a coach who brings everyone at the club together.

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