Tottenham Next Manager: SIX former Newcastle United men 'linked' with vacant Spurs job
Jose Mourinho has left Tottenham leaving Ryan Mason in temporary charge.
But talk has turned towards who will land the role on a permanent basis with the bookies linking SIX former Newcastle United men with the job.
Here, we take a look and assess their chances:
Sol Campbell – 100/1
The former England, Tottenham and Arsenal defender had a stint at Newcastle United back in 2010.
He made eight appearances in all competitions for the Magpies before his release the following year
Since retirement, Campbell has managed Macclesfield Town and Southend United in the EFL.
Indeed, reports suggested that Campbell applied for the Sunderland job and was interviewed in between Phil Parkinson’s sacking and Lee Johnson’s appointment.
Given Campbell’s famous London switch from Spurs to arch-rivals the Gunners, however, this move feels very unlikely.
Alan Pardew – 100/1
The man who released Campbell from St James’ Park, Alan Pardew, has also been linked to with the vacant Tottenham job by SkyBet.
Pardew is currently the technical director of CSKA Sofia having managed Newcastle United from 2010 to 2014.
A former Spurs midfielder, Pardew won both the Premier League Manager of the Season and the LMA Manager of the Year awards for the 2011–12 season after guiding the Magpies to European football for the first time since the club's return to the Premier League.
Again, the price offered suggests that Pardew stepping up to manage Tottenham is unlikely.
Michael Carrick – 80/1
Carrick is currently working as a first-team coach at Manchester United, having enjoyed a stint at the club as a player following time with Tottenham.
Although he never turned out for Newcastle United, Carrick was born Wallsend and was a boyhood fan of the Magpies.
Indeed, he played five-a-side football with Wallsend Boys Club on Saturday nights, courtesy of his father's volunteer work at the club.
But following a glittering career, Carrick has yet to take the reins at a club as a manager. Surely that inexperience will rule him out of the Spurs job.
Jonathan Woodgate – 66/1
Woodgate is currently manager of AFC Bournemouth after his sacking from Newcastle United’s North-East rivals Middlesbrough.
The England international also turned out for Tottenham, Newcastle and Real Madrid during an impressive but injury-hit career.
Woodgate signed for Newcastle United in January 2003 for £9 million with add ons.
Given his inexperience in top-level management, however, this moves feels unlikely.
Rafa Benitez – 18/1
Benitez was Newcastle United’s manager between 2016 and 2019 and cemented himself as a firm favourite on Tyneside due to his ambitions for the club.
However, the Spaniard is out of work after a stint in the Chinese Super League and the bookies have him at a decent price to replace Mourinho once again.
Given his record of winning big trophies all around Europe, Benitez to Tottenham feels like a possibility given Daniel Levy’s trophy ambitions.
Scott Parker – 4/1
Former Newcastle United midfielder Scott Parker is odds on favourite to make a return to Tottenham where he enjoyed two years as a player.
Despite relegation from the Premier League with Fulham this season, Parker’s approach and philosophy has impressed many in pundits and could lead to him bagging the job.