Kevin Phillips believes that Ralf Rangnick is a more serious contender for the Tottenham job than Scott Parker and believes that the German coach could be ready for a return to management.
Several managers, both young and experienced, have been linked with the Tottenham hot seat over the last few weeks.
The Daily Mail have claimed that Daniel Levy would prefer to appoint someone with experience, which makes the likes of Rangnick more likely to get the job than the likes of Parker and Graham Potter.
However, Christian Falk has stated the opposite, suggesting that the Tottenham hierarchy prefer a younger coach to replace Jose Mourinho, thus leaving Rangnick with only an outside chance of getting the job.
The 62-year-old has not managed since being promoted to Head of Sport and Development for Red Bull GmbH in 2019 but Phillips believes that a couple of years away from management may have helped the experienced coach to recharge his batteries.
When asked whether Rangnick’s time away from football will have any bearing on his chances of landing the Spurs job, the former Sunderland striker told Football Insider: “No, it doesn’t matter.
“Big Sam [Allardyce] had a couple of years out of management. These managers do. You get to that point in your career where a break doesn’t matter.
“Two years out of the game is nothing. It’s probably good for him. It refreshes and reignites that passion.
“It’s no surprise that he wants the job because Tottenham is a massive club. Who wouldn’t want to manage Tottenham?
“He’s a more serious contender than Scott Parker, it could be a decent appointment.”
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