Stan Collymore believes that Eddie Howe would be the wrong person to take over from Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur.
Pochettino has been continually linked with the managerial hot seat at Manchester United following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker boss and speculation keeps mounting about a summer switch for Pochettino.
However, Collymore has claimed that the Bournemouth boss would be out of his depth if he was appointed to a club of Tottenham’s size and expectations.
Howe recently brushed off the credibility of reports he is in line to succeed Mauricio Pochettino.
While Howe is regarded as one of England’s brightest managerial talents having guided the Cherries to the Premier League, it would be one step too far.
Bournemouth were on the receiving end of a 5-0 thrashing by Tottenham at Wembley on Boxing Day and Collymore claims it is this kind of result which Howe seems to not receive any negative headlines for.
“I just don’t see Eddie Howe being the right man to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham if – or when – he does leave White Hart Lane,” Collymore told the Mirror.
“That’s because I can’t take Bournemouth seriously.
“Yes, they will win a couple of games against the big boys, they’ll have a little run where they are attractive and easy on the eye.
“But then, for large chunks of the season, they will get their backsides spanked.
“I don’t mean this disrespectfully to either of them, but I see Howe and Roberto Martinez as two cheeks of the same bum.
“I’m not sure there’s ever a Plan B. While Howe can get away with conceding goals and losing games at the Vitality Stadium, that will never be the case at Spurs or any of the other big boys for that matter.”
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