Ex-manager: Tottenham may hire 'wonderkid' manager after 'huge' twist

The future of Harry Kane could have a “huge” impact as Tottenham look to appoint a new manager, according to Alex McLeish.

The former Scotland boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested “top managers” may not want to take charge of Spurs without their star striker.

Football Insider revealed back in April the 27-year-old has told friends he wants to quit Tottenham this summer.

Sky Sports claim Kane has now informed Spurs of his desire to leave.

Speaking to Gary Neville’s The Overlap Youtube channel, Kane confessed he needed a “good honest conversation” with chairman Daniel Levy about the future.

Spurs are still in the hunt for a new manager after Jose Mourinho’s departure last month.

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McLeish suggested a big-name manager may be put off by Kane’s potential exit.

As such, he mooted a possible “wonderkid” appointment to transform the ethos oat Spurs.

McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “The big managers would obviously want to take that job.

“But the top managers may not want to take it because of the thought of losing Kane and rebuilding Spurs. A top, top manager may worry about his reputation if Spurs are not going to compete with the top four for the Champions League spots.

“That is huge, huge decision as well. Whether they go for one of these wonderkids, someone to really revolutionise things. We heard (Julian) Nagelsmann was mentioned a few weeks ago before he went to Bayern.

“Let’s be honest, at the end of the day you can only revolutionise it if you’ve got the players.”

Tottenham have considered the likes of Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers and Scott Parker during their manager hunt.

Spurs finish their season with a trip to Leicester City on Sunday.

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