Tottenham: Mourinho opens up on relationship with Levy
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Tottenham have reportedly put Steven Gerrard on their list of potential replacements for Jose Mourinho. However, Daniel Levy is concerned over his lack of experience. The Liverpool legend has steered Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title this term, with the Ibrox outfit yet to lose in the top flight.
Tottenham have struggled under Mourinho this season.
Their campaign started off well enough, with Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min helping them emerge as contenders for the Premier League title.
But, ever since a defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in January, Tottenham have struggled for consistency.
Recent defeats to Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb have seen the pressure pile on Mourinho as a result, with the 58-year-old facing a huge fight to hold onto his job.
And 90min claim Gerrard is on Tottenham’s shortlist of potential replacements.
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The Liverpool legend has done a brilliant job at Rangers, steering them to the Scottish Premiership crown and ending Celtic’s dominance of the top flight in the process.
Rangers have done that playing some sensational stuff, too, with the Gers scoring 78 goals from 28 matches.
They’ve also been solid at the back, with their 10 goals conceded meaning they boast the best defensive record in the country.
But while Tottenham are admirers of Gerrard, Levy is worried over his lack of experience.
He’s said to feel the same way about Julian Nagelsmann, despite the German working wonders over at RB Leipzig.
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And Levy’s preference would be to hire Brendan Rodgers, but knows it will be difficult to hire the Northern Irishman and lure him away from the King Power Stadium.
Meanwhile, speaking last month, former Liverpool star Steve McManaman claimed Gerrard would be a good fit at Tottenham.
“He’s gone to Rangers and lived that life which is incredibly, incredibly intense, more intense probably than a lot of big Premier League teams, and in three years he’s hunted down Celtic, caught them up, and shot right past them,” he said.
“He does really well in Europe, had a great run last year, hasn’t been beaten this year.
“His record this year shouldn’t be talked down just because people have a disrespect for Scottish football. I think what he’s done this year is absolutely amazing.”
When asked if he could see Gerrard managing at a higher level, he added: “Yes I could, of course I could.
“I mean all it depends on what Steven wants, but if Jurgen [Klopp] wants to manage Liverpool for the next 10 years and Steven gets an offer to manage, I don’t know, a Tottenham or a Man City, he might feel that’s more palatable than waiting for Liverpool.
“It’s entirely up to him. But I think his dream job would be to manage Liverpool and he wouldn’t want to spoil that.
“I think if he did have any offers he would always take that consideration about whether it tarnishes or stops him from getting the Liverpool job.”
Tottenham were slammed by talkSPORT host Jason Cundy after their recent loss to Zagreb.
“They played with fear,” Cundy said. “They went into the game not looking to score. Jose is getting worse with the way he sets his sides up.
“You will have thought a 2-0 lead would have been enough with the away side not getting any goals.
“Taking that lead, you felt one away goal would have been enough but it’s fear football.
“He’s getting worse Jose. This is a black day in Spurs’ European performances. It’s right up there with the most embarrassing defeats.
“I don’t know where Jose goes from here. They’ve got the League Cup final. He can win a one off game, he’s proven that this season.
“If they don’t, where do they go Spurs?”
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