Jermaine Jenas has said on BBC Radio 5 Live that he would be open to Tottenham Hotspur appointing Eddie Howe as their new permanent manager.
The former Tottenham midfielder has pointed out that Howe got relegated with Bournemouth at the end of last season, but he believes that given the lack of options for club chairman Daniel Levy, he would not be against the 43-year-old Englishman taking charge of the first team.
The Daily Mail has claimed that Howe is among the candidates for the Tottenham managerial role.
According to The Mirror, Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers, Erik Ten Hag and Nuno Espirito Santo all have either turned down or distanced themselves from the Tottenham managerial job.
Jenas said on BBC Radio 5 Live: “If it was to be Eddie Howe, there are a couple of things that would work in Tottenham’s favour. His style of play is one thing. This isn’t me kind of saying well let’s start off on a negative in regards to Eddie Howe having the job and it being quite…
“Let’s say for example, Eddie Howe gets the job and they play really good stuff, but they are still just missing that quality to either convincingly make it into the Champions League or properly challenge for a trophy of some sort. What you have done in giving Eddie Howe the job is that you have bought a bit of time to maybe wait for the one you want to bring in, which may be Brendan Rodgers.
“Brendan Rodgers might have two, three years at Leicester and feel like I have done everything I can do here and now it’s time to go and approach that job. He might want to go to Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers, you don’t know, kind of what Brendan Rodgers said he might look at that and think he is bigger than that.
“I can’t sit here and say it’s a great option. Let’s not forget Eddie Howe got relegated with Bournemouth in his last job, and they also spent money. It wasn’t that they went down with a bad team, but they have not got much to gone at, that’s the issue. If Eddie Howe was to go to Tottenham tomorrow, I would’t dislike that, I wouldn’t be against that at all.”
Would Eddie Howe be a good managerial appointment for Tottenham Hotspur?
Howe guided Bournemouth to the Premier League and then kept them there for a number of years before finally getting relegated.
True, the Cherries could have done better last season, but one bad year should not detract from the fact that the 43-year-old Englishman has done well in his career so far.
Howe is a very young and dynamic manager, and he could bring the best out of the players Spurs have at the moment and could also bring some young players through.
A more established and more well-known manager may want to spend a lot of money, but Howe could just be willing to work with what he has or what is given by Spurs chairman Levy.