Tottenham could recruit a “big-name” manager with ease but will err on the side of caution when it comes to deciding Jose Mourinho’s fate.
That is according to ex-Arsenal hero Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider as the pressure on the 58-year-old Portuguese manager continues to build.
Spurs are wallowing in 9th place having lost five of their last six in the league and the early-season optimism surrounding Mourinho’s side seems like a distant memory.
On Saturday, Football Insider revealed that Brendan Rodgers was high on Daniel Levy’s list of possible Mourinho replacements.
RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann, who led the German side to the Champions League semi-finals last season, is another name widely touted.
Campbell insists that Spurs would have no issues in recruiting a star manager but that they are unlikely to rush into any decision regarding Mourinho.
He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “Of course they could attract them [Nagelsmann and Rodgers]. I’m sure Tottenham could attract a lot of the big-name managers. But I just think, with Jose Mourinho, it’s weird how the season pans out. This is a crazy season.
“They had a great start and they were looking so strong at the beginning, but it’s over the course of 38 games that you’re gonna be judged.
“I’m sure the hierarchy at Tottenham are gonna be looking at what Mourinho has done, the way things are going now and probably where they end up at the end of the season.
“Knee-jerk reactions, clubs don’t do that anymore, unless you’re someone with the financial power to just say: ‘Thanks but no thanks, I’m going for somebody else.’
“A lot of clubs in this climate have to tread very carefully.”
Mourinho appears confident in his ability to turn the tide, telling the BBC that he will be remembered in North London “for good reasons.”
He will hope the Tottenham decision-makers feel the same way.