Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has been backed for the vacant Tottenham Hotspur managerial job. This is according to footballer-turned-pundit Tony Cascarino.
Steven Gerrard increased his stock as a manager in the world of football when he led Rangers to a first league title in almost a decade at the expense of Celtic who were considered favourites for the title at the start of the season.
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has been linked with a lot of jobs especially in the English Premier League since he took the Rangers job three seasons ago.
Cascarino also mentioned Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa as another good option for Spurs in their search for a new permanent manager on the back of the sack of the controversial Jose Mourinho.
Bielsa is an Argentine tactician much respected in the game. He masterminded the ascent of Leeds United to the English top flight after almost two decades outside the Premier League. In addition, the ex-Marseille and Athletic Bilbao manager has led Leeds United to the top ten on the Premier League table.
Apart from Steven Gerrard, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers and highly rated Julian Nagelsman are the other names being linked with the Spurs job.
On the back of the dismissal of Mourinho as the Spurs manager on Monday, the club has made former player Ryan Mason the interim manager until the end of the season. His first game in charge of the team would be the home encounter with Saints at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday. A win in the game could boost the club’s bid for a Champions League spot at the end of the campaign.
Ryan Mason would also be in charge for the Carabao Cup final at the weekend. Spurs take on holders Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.