Former England striker Kevin Phillips has a bold claim on the future of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. According to him, Kane will leave White Hart Lane if the club appoints Scott Parker as their new manager.
Tottenham sacked Jose Mourinho just days before the League Cup final against Manchester City, which they ultimately lost. And now they might lose their talisman in Kane this summer, with interests from various clubs, particularly from Manchester United.
Kane has arguably been the standout player in the Premier League this season. He tops the goal-scoring and assists chart for this campaign. In all, the 27-year-old forward has scored 21 goals and provided 13 assists in just 31 starts. That’s a goal involvement in every 80 minutes of league action at the time of writing. His scintillating campaign has seen him get a WhoScored rating of 7.81, which is the highest of any Premier League player this season.
But despite all his valiant efforts, Tottenham are having a very underwhelming Premier League campaign. They are currently sixth in the table, five points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea with five games remaining. The Lillywhites are in danger of not qualifying for the Champions League for consecutive seasons, which may lead to Kane leaving the club in the summer.
Phillip on Kane leaving Tottenham:
According to former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips, Kane will surely leave Tottenham if the club decides to appoint current Fulham boss Scott Parker as their new manager.
Fulham will definitely go down from the Premier League this season. And Tottenham want to capitalise on this situation by bringing in Parker as their new head coach. But according to Phillips, Parker’s appointment will lead to Kane leaving the club. Speaking to Football Insider, Parker said:
“I think Scotty has done an excellent job at Fulham. But I would be very surprised if he was appointed. It is critical that Spurs get this appointment right because of the Harry Kane situation. If they do not get a top manager, then Kane is nailed on to leave the football club.
Scotty will be a great manager and his chance will come. I just think maybe now is not the right time. If Spurs don’t get this appointment right then Kane is off. It will be the final straw for Kane. It would be a huge blow if he left.”
Is Parker a good fit for Spurs?
Scott Parker has done an incredible job at Fulham. Taking over the reins of the club in May 2019, he took the club back to the Premier League in the first time of asking.
And he has done well in his first-ever Premier League season as a manager as well, despite Fulham certain to go down this season. And his style of play has been applauded by many people.
But to be a manager at a club like Tottenham may be a bit too early for him like Phillips said. Tottenham should learn from their city-rivals Arsenal when they appointed Mikel Arteta as their manager last season. The Spaniard’s lack of managerial experience has resulted in the Gunners languishing in mid-table.
Parker is an excellent upcoming manager. But Tottenham should be looking for a more experienced manager to handle situations like the Kane transfer saga and take the club forward.