McAvennie reveals he'd 'love to play for Simeone' after major Tottenham manager update
Frank McAvennie has told Tottenham and Daniel Levy to try and appoint Diego Simeone as the club’s new boss.
The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims Spurs are running out of options.
Tottenham appear to be back to square one in their search for a new boss following the collapse of talks with Paulo Fonseca.
Simeone, 51, has been the Atletico Madrid boss since 2011 and guided his side to the La Liga title last season.
The Argentine is known for his aggressive manner and no-nonsense attitude.
McAvennie insists Simeone could get more out of Tottenham’s squad but admits it would be hard to convince him to leave Spain.
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“How many more superstars are they going to talk to?” McAvennie asked Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“I like Simeone, I would go for him if I was Daniel Levy. They’re desperate.
“He probably won’t leave Atletico but you have to take that chance. You have to ask the question.
“If you don’t ask you don’t get. I like him. He would suffer no fools if he took that job.
“He could the whole club a kick up the backside. They need to stop kidding themselves.
“I would love to play for Simeone, he’s mad and I know he could sort that team out.”
Spurs have been looking for a new boss since they sacked Jose Mourinho just days before the Carabao Cup final in April.
A number of candidates have spoken to Spurs but as it stands the club has no manager.