Tottenham will lose Harry Kane this summer if they appoint Scott Parker as their new manager.
That is according to former Sunderland and England striker Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the club’s growing interest in the Fulham boss.
This site revealed on Wednesday that Spurs have put out feelers for Parker and his cause is being championed by club chairman Daniel Levy.
Parker, who made 63 appearances for Tottenham as a player, has two years remaining on his contract at Craven Cottage.
Phillips fears Parker would not be capable of persuading Kane, who is “hell bent” on leaving the club this summer, to stay.
“I think Scotty has done an excellent job at Fulham but I would be very surprised if he was to be appointed,” he told Football Insider.
“It is critical that Spurs get this appointment right because of the Harry Kane situation. If they do not get a top manager then Kane is nailed on to leave the football club.
“Scotty will be a great manager and his chance will come. I just think maybe now is not the right time.
“If Spurs don’t get this appointment right then Kane is off. It will be the final straw for Kane. It would be a huge blow if he left.
“I am not surprised Levy is a fan of Parker but I’d be very surprised if he gets the job. I’m not sure he would be capable of persuading Kane to stay. I think Scotty will get a big job, I just think now is a bit too soon.”