Tottenham news: Robinson urges Gerrard appointment amid Fonseca talks

By Paul Robinson

10th Jun, 2021 | 1:00pm

Tottenham told to appoint 'incredible' Gerrard after intriguing Sky update - Robinson

Tottenham should scrap plans to appoint Paulo Fonseca as the club’s new manager and instead turn their attention to Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.

That is the view of White Hart Lane legend Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about who could fill the vacant position in north London.

According to Sky Sports (10 June), Spurs are in advanced talks to appoint former Roma boss Fonseca as their new manager.

Fonseca, 48, is a free agent after he was replaced by Jose Mourinho, who was recently sacked by Tottenham, in Rome.

New director of football Fabio Paratici is said to have been heavily involved in the process.

Robinson suggested Gerrard would be a better option for the Lilywhites.

“I have said from day one that I would love to see Steven Gerrard given an opportunity,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

“Everyone raves about Nagelsmann and Tuchel and I think a large part of that is because they are foreign coaches. It is in fashion if you like.

“I do not know why young English managers are not linked with the Spurs job.

“There is a director of football there now so why not give Gerrard the opportunity to work under him. What Stevie has done at Rangers is nothing short of incredible. He has built such a rapport with the players there.

“I would love to see a young English manager like that given the opportunity to build on a project there. They are running out of options.”  

In other news, Paratici is set to offload another Tottenham star after behind-the-scenes talks.