Former Tottenham captain Michael Dawson has voiced his support for Vincent Kompany as a potential candidate to become the next manager of the Premier League club. Tottenham Hotspur are currently on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Antonio Conte earlier this week. Reports suggest that Kompany, the current manager of Burnley, is one of the leading candidates to fill the vacant position.
Kompany, who played for Manchester City for more than a decade, took over the reins at Burnley last summer and has made an instant impact. The Clarets were crowned champions of the Championship this season, securing promotion back to the Premier League. His success has reportedly impressed Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who is now considering him for the top job at the club.
Dawson, who played for Tottenham between 2005 and 2014 and is now the manager of National League side AFC Wimbledon, believes that Kompany would be a great fit for the club. Speaking to Sky Sports News, Dawson praised the Belgian’s ability to bring young players through and suggested that he would be a good match for what Levy wants in a head coach.
“Kompany, you look at what he brought into Burnley – the young players,” Dawson said. “I understand that [he struggled at Anderlecht]. But I think he fits the mould for Spurs.”
Kompany has reportedly expressed an interest in leaving Burnley to take over from Conte at Tottenham. The 36-year-old is under contract with the Clarets until 2025 but may be tempted to move on if he is offered the chance to manage in the Premier League.
Tottenham are expected to consider a number of candidates for the job, but Kompany’s success with Burnley and his track record as a player make him a strong contender. With Dawson’s endorsement and Levy’s reported interest, it will be interesting to see if he becomes the next manager of the London club.