Tony Cascarino has urged Tottenham Hotspur to take a punt on Vincent Kompany rather than replacing Antonio Conte with an ‘obvious choice’.
If reports over the last 24 hours are to be believed, Conte is now on the verge of losing his job following his outburst on Saturday, with Daniel Levy expected to ask the Italian to pack his bags before the end of this week (Telegraph).
There have been various names put forward as potential replacements for the 53-year-old, including experienced candidates like Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel and Luis Enrique (Sky Sports).
The North London club are also thought to be looking at candidates from within the Premier League like Roberto De Zerbi, Marco Silva, Thomas Frank and Steve Cooper (The Athletic).
Cascarino believes that Spurs should instead look towards the Championship and poach Kompany from Turf Moor, given the way the Manchester City legend has transformed the Clarets on a shoestring budget.
The pundit told The Times: “In the past, Tottenham have just made an obvious choice, picking managers with the best CVs, but it’s time for them to be brave, especially as Harry Kane may well depart, which would create a completely new dynamic at the club.
“I think Vincent Kompany would be an excellent appointment after his miraculous feats at Burnley this season.
“He’s had little money but transformed them, adopting a new playing style.”
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I would certainly take Kompany over many of the candidates that have been mooted for the job, including the likes of Enrique, Cooper, Silva and Frank.
However, my personal preference would be De Zerbi as I am convinced that the Italian is going to reach the very top of the game over the next few years.
The main challenge with the 43-year-old would be in convincing him to jump ship from Brighton less than a year after taking over at the Amex.
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