Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany emerges as shock favourite for Tottenham job
Vincent Kompany’s Burnley are top of the standings in the Championship, leading second-placed Sheffield United by 13 points.
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola recently said Kompany’s destiny to coach the club he once captained is “written in the stars” but an unexpected opportunity to coach Tottenham might be too good to turn down at the moment.
Other managers who have been linked to the Spurs job include former Lilywhites boss Mauricio Pochettino, ruthlessly sacked Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann and Brentford’s Thomas Frank.
Kompany’s brilliant Burnley are top of the Championship table, 13 points ahead of second-placed Sheffield United with Turf Moore bouncing with excitement every other weekend.
According to a report in the Sun, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been heavily impressed with the work Kompany has done in a short period at Burnley and has scaled him up the list of potential permanent managers for his club in the summer.
Tottenham decided to part company with manager Antonio Conte after he launched a scathing attack on his players following a disappointing 3-3 draw with Southampton before the international break.
Conte also seemed to question the ambition of the board and owners in his attack when he said for more than 20 years, Spurs had won nothing, making his role in north London almost untenable.
“I see selfish players. I see players that don’t want to help each other, don’t play with heart,” Conte said.
“It is the same every season, no matter who the manager is. They’re used to it here.
“Don’t play for something important. They don’t want to play under pressure. They don’t want to play under stress.
“Tottenham’s story is this. Twenty years there is the owner and they never won something but why? The fault is only for the club, or for every manager that stays here.”
The more calm and measured Cristian Stellini has been installed as caretaker coach for the remaining 10 Premier League games of the campaign.