The Daily Mail have revealed that Tottenham are set to favour experience over youthful potential while identifying the right man to replace Jose Mourinho at the helm.

Previous reports have suggested that Daniel Levy is looking to appoint a manager who adopts a progressive style of play and specialises in developing young players.

However, The Mail insists that the North London club find the security of experience more desirable than appointing a young manager with a high ceiling.

It is said that the club still have not given up hope of snapping up Brendon Rodgers despite the Leicester boss ruling himself out of contention for the job.

The report explains that Graham Potter and Eddie Howe’s chances of getting the job are receding due to their lack of experience at a big club.

It is asserted that 62-year-old Ralf Rangnick and 61-year-old Rafa Benitez are being considered by Tottenham for the role while former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is also on the club’s shortlist.

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It is unclear if there is any truth to this report as this seems to completely contradict claims made by other sources, who suggest Levy wants a young, up and coming manager in Pochettino’s mould.

However, I do see why Levy might be tempted to go with someone who is tried and tested rather than taking a gamble on a young coach as it is clear that the club is currently at a crossroads and cannot afford to get the appointment wrong.

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