Tottenham Hotspur fans have been left with a lot of uncertainty over the future of their star striker, Harry Kane. Recent reports suggest that the Lilywhites’ Chairman, Daniel Levy, has made it clear that keeping Kane is a top priority for any new Spurs manager. Levy’s emphasis on this requirement highlights the significance of Kane’s presence in the club’s current squad.
The current Tottenham head coach, Antonio Conte, is rumored to be considering a departure from the club at the end of the current Premier League season. The club’s Sporting Director, Fabio Paratici, has reportedly drawn up a managerial shortlist, including Mauricio Pochettino, Roberto De Zerbi, Luis Enrique, Thomas Tuchel, Marco Silva, and Thomas Frank. Tottenham fans have been clamoring for Pochettino’s return, with the Argentine’s name featuring prominently on the shortlist.
According to reliable Sky journalist Lyall Thomas, the new manager must impress Kane, command his respect, and potentially persuade him to stay at the club. “Keeping Harry Kane is Daniel Levy’s top priority, and top of the job spec for any new manager (IF Conte leaves) is being able to command Kane’s respect and help keep him at the club,” Thomas said.
The 29-year-old striker is Tottenham’s most significant asset, having scored 20 goals in 27 league games this season and clinching both the Playmaker of the Year award and Golden Boot at the end of the 2020/2021 season. Kane’s ability to drop deep and link up play is also a massive asset to Spurs, making him difficult to replace.
Tottenham Hotspur appears to have an array of talented coaches to target for the managerial role. However, finding a replacement for Kane could prove to be a mountainous task for even the most talented manager in world football. The lack of strikers with Kane’s caliber could see the club paying a marquee fee for any replacement, with no guarantee of matching Kane’s effectiveness.
In conclusion, any new Spurs manager will have to be up to the task of keeping Kane at the club if they are to succeed at Tottenham. Levy’s top priority is keeping the star striker happy and motivated, which is key to Tottenham’s success in the future.