Pundit cites Lampard amid 'massive' Levy update on Tottenham-Parker saga
Tottenham risk making the same mistake Chelsea did in appointing Frank Lampard if they opt to pursue the inexperienced Scott Parker.
That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively after Football Insider sources revealed that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is a big admirer of the 40-year-old Fulham boss.
Parker, a Spurs player between 2011 and 2013, is just two-and-a-half seasons into his managerial journey.
And Kenny claims Levy would be jumping the gun if he was to appoint such an unproven boss.
“He’s still learning his game,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
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“It would be a massive jump. We’ve seen it recently with Frank Lampard, haven’t we?
“He had a year Derby and then he went straight into Chelsea. Listen, you can’t turn Chelsea down just as Parker can’t turn Spurs down.
“But they’ve got excellent players, world-class players. Surely you’ve got to earn your stripes before you can take these sorts of players on.
“Fulham play attractive football but at the end of the day, they are going to get relegated. I think it’s too big of a jump for someone who is still learning his trade.”
Lampard was dismissed by Chelsea in January after 18 months at the helm.
His successor, Thomas Tuchel, has been wildly successful, masterminding a revival in the Premier League and a run to the semi-finals in the Champions League.