The new Tottenham boss is watching Gareth Bale’s situation from afar as they weigh up his future.
That’s according to former Sunderland hitman Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Bale’s future.
The Daily Mail claim Daniel Levy will offer the new Tottenham boss the chance to keep Bale for another season.
It is reported that Spurs have first refusal on a second loan spell for Bale and the club believe the move makes financial sense.
In March, Bale made it clear he would return to Real Madrid once his loan spell at Tottenham expires.
He said, “My plan is to go back, that’s as far I have planned.” [Sky Sports]
When asked if he thought Spurs would re-sign Bale next year, Phillips told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, “No, I don’t think they will.
“I think they will let him go back. Financially, it just hasn’t been a great success.
“I know he was excellent the other night but let’s not forget he’s a world-class player playing against Sheffield United.
“They’ve just been relegated and are low on confidence. Not to take anything away from him, he is a class player.
“A new manager will want his own people there. Whoever it is, he is probably watching from afar thinking ‘it hasn’t worked for him’.
“He’s coming to the end of his career and a new boss will prefer other options.”
Bale has scored nine goals in 17 Premier League appearances this season.
He also has goals in the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Europa League this season after some fine personal displays.