Younes Kaboul believes that Spurs fans and the club should not burden the next head coach with high expectations and should allow him to build a new project from scratch.

Based on the various names that are being mooted as front-runners for the Tottenham job recently, such as Arne Slot, Xabi Alonso and Ange Postecoglou (The Telegraph), it is clear that Tottenham are planning on a change of strategy this summer.

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While the club have gone for ambitious big-name hires recently in Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte in an effort to get across the line to win trophies, there seems to be an acknowledgement that they now need another project manager to build from scratch.

Former Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone stated recently that the North Londoners should give the next boss around 12 to 18 months to build a foundation irrespective of the results (Football. London).

Kaboul has now suggested something similar, urging the club to allow the next manager to work without the pressure of expectations.

The former Tottenham captain told Football.London: “It’s been tough, it’s been difficult.

“They need to bounce back, there are no excuses. I’m sure they will.

“They just need to start again with a new project, with no expectation, just take time to build and see where that will lead them.”

When asked who he thinks should be given the job, Kaboul responded: “It’s tough. I don’t know who I would pick but the new manager has to keep the best players and just start a new project without such expectations.

“Just go step by step and I am sure because Tottenham have been here before there’s no reason why they can’t get back to where they were.”

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After the team’s struggles over the last few years, the next manager will not have to deal with high expectations.

In fact, one can argue that next season would be the first time since Pochettino arrived in 2014 that most Spurs fans would accept finishing fifth as a decent season as long as the team is moving in the right direction.

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