Agbonlahor can't believe latest in Tottenham manager search - 'fans won't want this'
Gabby Agbonlahor has urged Tottenham to appoint a manager for the 2023-24 campaign by the end of the season or risk the wrath of their fans.
The former Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted Spurs chiefs cannot rely on “excuses” if they don’t secure a prompt appointment.
Sources told this site last week (2 May) that Tottenham remain in talks with several potential managers – including Feyenoord’s Arne Slot and ex-Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann.
Meanwhile, target Vincent Kompany pledged his long-term future to Burnley by signing a new five-year deal at Turf Moor on Sunday (7 May).
Interim boss Ryan Mason masterminded the first win of his second spell in charge on Saturday (6 May), beating Crystal Palace 1-0.
Sixth-place Spurs sit six points behind the fight for a Champions League place and will face a fight from Liverpool, Aston Villa and Brighton for a Europa League place.
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Agbonlahor told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “You don’t want any excuses for next season.
“Spurs fans don’t want to hear this time next season that they’re in seventh or eighth because the manager came in late in the summer.
“The excuses will come out – he didn’t have a pre-season, he couldn’t get the right players in. Spurs fans don’t want that.
“They’ve got to get someone in by the end of this season.
“Then there’s no excuse. He can get rid of the players, get his signings in, and plan his pre-season – what are Spurs waiting for?
“Are they waiting for an alien? Go and make a statement in these next three weeks – because there are big decisions to make.”
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