Jamie Carragher backs former Liverpool boss to take over at Spurs

The former Reds defender has backed Rafa Benitez to take over from Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane.

Tim Sherwood’s job at Tottenham seems to be coming to an end, with plenty of new managers being linked with the White Hart Lane hotseat.

Despite the fact that Frank de Boer is the favourite to replace the retired midfielder in North London, Jamie Carragher has given his opinion on who Spurs should approach.

The former Liverpool man has suggested that Rafa Benitez should be the next Spurs boss given his experience in the Premier League.

“There is a notion that Spurs must play a certain way,” Carragher wrote in his Daily Mail column.

“That is admirable and explains why they are pursuing Ajax’s Frank de Boer. They are going back to the Dutch model and have also tried Spanish, Portuguese and French managers, most of whom had no Premier League experience.

“If they want to go for a foreign manager again, why not go for someone who knows our league and a history of winning trophies?

“Personally, I think they should look at Rafa Benitez. He would love to work in England again but perhaps his pragmatic style of play wouldn’t be accepted.”

Benitez has been a success in Italy over the last year, leading Napoli to Champions League qualification and into the domestic cup final.

The Spaniard won the Champions League with Liverpool before leaving the club.

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