Jamie O’Hara has blasted the Tottenham hierarchy for not bringing in an experienced manager as soon as Antonio Conte was sacked and remarked that he would now like to see Brendan Rodgers get the job.

With Julian Nageslmann no longer in contention for the Tottenham job, it was reported by The Daily Mail last Friday that Arne Slot, Luis Enrique and Roberto De Zerbi are among the leading contenders for the role.

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Meanwhile, other outlets have also suggested over recent days that Tottenham have spoken to Sporting Lisbon head coach Ruben Amorim (The Times) while Bayern Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso is also alleged to be in consideration (The Mirror).

Football Insider claimed last month that Daniel Levy could also contact Rodgers after his departure from Leicester City but the speculation linking the 50-year-old with a move to N17 has died out since then.

O’Hara believes that Spurs should have had an experienced candidate ready when they sacked Conte as the club could have salvaged their season.

Speaking about the situation at Tottenham, the pundit told talkSPORT Breakfast – 15/05/23 at 9:10 am: “The running of the football club has been a disaster as well.

“Spurs were still in with a chance of Champions League football when they sacked Conte and he (Levy) didn’t bring in a manager.

“You bring in Ryan Mason, now don’t get me wrong. I like Ryan Mason. He is part of Tottenham. A nice guy. But come on!?

“You are giving someone a Ferrari. A Formula 1 car and he hasn’t even passed his test yet. Bring in someone that knows how to get wins.

“Look at Aston Villa with Unai Emery. I think they are a prime example of what a manager can do at a football club.

“I think we failed miserably again this year to get the running of the football club right.”

When asked who he would give the job to now that Nagelsamnn and Mauricio Pochettino are no longer options, the former Spurs midfielder responded: “Brendan Rodgers.”

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It is quite ironic that O’Hara blasts the Tottenham hierarchy for some of the decisions they have made and then goes on to suggest that they should appoint Rodgers.

While I think Spurs are doing the right thing by appointing a director of football first before allowing him to spearhead the managerial search, the club should have done this a long while ago, given that Paratici’s future had looked precarious for many months.

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