Kevin Phillips has claimed that Tottenham’s new head coach will be watching the Gareth Bale situation from afar as the season draws to a close.
Bale is currently on loan from Real Madrid but is due to return to Spain for next season after he plays at the European Championships with Wales.
However, it has been reported that Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, will offer whoever he appoints as the next Spurs boss the chance to re-sign the Welshman for another year (Daily Mail).
The report claimed that Spurs have first refusal on a return for the 2021/22 campaign and that those within the club are in favour of such a move.
Earlier in the season, Bale revealed that his intention was to return to Madrid because he is technically still under contract with Los Blancos (Sky Sports).
Despite Bale scoring 14 and assisting three in 31 games for Spurs this season, Phillips does not believe that the move back to North London has been a success and predicts that the next head coach will not want the winger.
On whether they will re-sign Bale, he said (Football Insider): “No, I don’t think they will.
“I think they will let him go back. Financially, it just hasn’t been a great success.
“I know he was excellent the other night but let’s not forget he’s a world-class player playing against Sheffield United.
“They’ve just been relegated and are low on confidence. Not to take anything away from him, he is a class player.
“A new manager will want his own people there. Whoever it is, he is probably watching from afar thinking ‘it hasn’t worked for him’.
“He’s coming to the end of his career and a new boss will prefer other options.”
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