‘Strange summer’ – Agbonlahor predicts unfamiliar appointment for Tottenham

Gabby Agbonlahor
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Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has suggested that Tottenham could be set appoint a relatively unknown manager to succeed Jose Mourinho.

Agbonlahor believes that Tottenham could struggle to attract a top name to take over as head coach due to the financial restrictions which they may have to work under.

The North Londoners looked to be on the verge of appointing Antonio Conte, until they decided to shelve their discussions with the Italian after becoming concerned over his reluctance to work with promising young players at the club (Sky Sports).

Daniel Levy was also reported to have held talks with former boss Mauricio Pochettino over a potential return to the club, but the Argentine has remained in charge at Paris Saint-Germain.

The expected arrival of Fabio Paratici will see the former Juventus man look to fill the vacancy which has been open for over fifty days (The Athletic).

Agbonlahor drew comparisons with Wolves’ appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo, who was hardly heard of in England before he took the job.

“It might be a manager out there that we don’t know of that might get the job,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider.

“I think that might be where Spurs go.

“We hear of these new managers who come and do well. Look at Nuno Espirito Santo at Wolves. Nobody had heard of him and he came in and did a great job.

“There are managers out there that the sporting director will know.

“I can just see Spurs are not going to give a manager loads and loads of money. Whatever manager comes in is one that will have to accept that and a top manager won’t accept that.

“It’s going to be a strange summer for Spurs.”

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