Football pundit Jamie Carragher has warned Tottenham Hotspur against hiring Vincent Kompany as their new manager, as it is too early in his career.

Kompany has forged an impressive path for himself since calling it a day on his playing career in 2020. He took over at Burnley last summer after managing Anderlecht, and has since led the Clarets to the Championship title at the first time of asking.

The Belgian is set to cut his managerial teeth in the Premier League next season, but whether that is with Burnley or not remains to be seen.

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The 37-year-old has been linked with the vacant managerial post at Tottenham for a while now and is thought to be on the shortlist of candidates for the role.

Fabrizio Romano recently told the Here We Go podcast that positive discussions had been held between Spurs and Kompany.

However, Carragher thinks it would be premature to offer Kompany the job, given his inexperience as a manager.

He told The Overlap: “There are two managers, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, who are two of the best players we’ve seen in the Premier League era.

“Kompany is the same, there’s almost this rush. I know Guardiola goes against the grain, I get that, there’s a rush to get the top players into the top jobs.

“I don’t know if it would be too early for Kompany at Tottenham but what’s this rush? Let him build his CV, his experience, his ups and downs.

“It didn’t go that well for him in Belgium [with Anderlecht], let’s be honest. I just think for managers there’s no rush to get these big-name footballers in at the top.”

Discussing the pitfalls, Carragher added: “Once it doesn’t go well there, where do you go? The building process for a manager is to eventually be there competing for trophies, the Champions League.

“I think we’ve got to be careful with these top players and being desperate as the media, as a fanbase, saying we want this manager in there. I think it’d be far too early for Kompany.”

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I’m inclined to agree with Carragher on this one.

Kompany has done a brilliant job at Burnley, but the step up to the Premier League is huge, and the step up to a job like Spurs is even bigger.

I’d be keen to see Kompany gain some experience in the top flight before we rush into appointing him.

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