According to Sam Allardyce, Harry Kane would not recommend his friend Ryan Mason to be the next Tottenham Hotspur manager as he wouldn’t be biased in helping to make that decision.
Spurs are in search of a new permanent manager since parting ways with Antonio Conte recently.
His former assistant Cristian Stellini is currently in charge until the end of the season and is being assisted by Mason.
The former Spurs player previously had a spell as caretaker manager of the club, overseeing the first team back in 2021 after Jose Mourinho was sacked. Mason has stayed with the club since as part of the coaching staff.
Various names have been linked with the post at Tottenham this time around. Mauricio Pochettino and Luis Enrique have been mooted (Evening Standard), while Julian Nagelsmann is also thought to be a target for the North London club (Football Insider).
The Athletic previously reported that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy would seek the counsel of Harry Kane when making big decisions at the club.
But Allardyce thinks the 29-year-old would not simply play favourites if he was asked to pick the next manager at Spurs.
He told the No Tippy Tappy Football podcast: “Here’s an off-the-wall suggestion for you. If he wants to keep Kane, Daniel Levy should call him in and say ‘who do you want as manager?'”
Michael Brown was also on the podcast, and suggested Kane would pick “His mate, Ryan Mason.”
Allardyce wasn’t convinced however, and replied: “I don’t think he’d pick him after last time, he wouldn’t just pick his mates.”
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Harry Kane is not the kind of person to simply pick his friend for the job if he doesn’t think he’s right for it.
At the end of the day, Kane would want to win trophies with Tottenham, and picking the best manager for the job can help him do that.
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