Tony Cascarino has told The Times that Steven Gerrard is good enough for the Tottenham Hotspur job, while he added that Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa would also be an excellent candidate.
Spurs, of course, are looking for their next manager after Jose Mourinho’s departure earlier this week.
It has been a disappointing campaign in North London. Admittedly, Tottenham do have the Carabao Cup final ahead this weekend. They also remain in contention to finish in the top four.
However, it is difficult to argue that they made any sort of significant progress under Mourinho.
The incoming boss faces a big challenge. And it seems imperative that Daniel Levy gets the next appointment right if they do not want to lose further ground to the best sides in the Premier League and in Europe.
Cascarino has suggested that Tottenham should take note of the job Gerrard has done with Rangers at Ibrox.
He also went on to suggest that Bielsa would be a fantastic choice – though he admitted that such an appointment would be highly unlikely.
“One manager who looks capable of filling that role is Steven Gerrard,” he told The Times. “People say he will be the next Liverpool manager but maybe not, or, if so, perhaps he will do another job before then. What he has done at Rangers is extraordinary: the way he handles himself in interviews and the huge improvement of the team on the pitch. Would he excite the likes of Harry Kane? I would say he would.
“Marcelo Bielsa would be another who could regenerate Tottenham. If he can make average players as good as they are at Leeds United, imagine what he could he do with Kane and Dele Alli. But I doubt he would consider leaving Elland Road.”
Gerrard has done an amazing job with the Gers. And as things stand, he looks set to lead them into the Champions League next year.
So it would be interesting to see what he would make of an approach if Spurs did make a move.
Of course, much may depend on what the future holds for all of Europe’s biggest clubs. But the Spurs job would surely be one that Gerrard may struggle to turn down if offered the chance to move.