Tottenham told appointment of hugely-respected manager is only thing to prevent Harry Kane joining Man Utd
Tottenham have been told that their hopes of tying Harry Kane to a new deal hinge on the appointment of one person only as their new manager.
The future of Kane has been gaining a lot of traction in recent weeks. His deal at Spurs is due to expire in summer 2024, with talks over a renewal scheduled to take place this summer. And while the England skipper has previously indicated a willingness to stay, Tottenham’s recent struggles have brought his future back into sharp focus.
Indeed, with Spurs seeing their trophy hopes ended for yet another season, there is a school of thought urging Kane to leave. That is seemingly led by Thierry Henry, who claims Kane is too good a player to end his career without winning anything.
And that view is taken on even further by Ian Wright, who is urging the 29-year-old to join Manchester United and turn them into a genuine force.
As a result, Tottenham and Kane face a critical end to the season to determine the player’s future.
But with Erik ten Hag lurking, there is little doubts United would look to sign him should the opportunity arise. To that end, trusted transfer journalist Ben Jacobs has revealed to TEAMtalk the three hurdles United need to overcome to seal the deal.
Kane’s future, it seems, is intrinsically linked with that of the Tottenham manager. And with Antonio Conte seemingly on his way out, Spurs know the next appointment is criticial to not just their future, but also of Kane.
As such, a number of contenders are being linked with the job, with Luis Enrique the latest linked.
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Pochettino return can persuade Kane to sign new Spurs deal
Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is also a contender. And reports in Portugal claim the club also fancy Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim.
However, former Tottenham striker Darren Bent reckons the club needs to re-appoint Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine was unceremoniously dumped by Spurs back in 2019. That sacking came just a matter of months after reaching the Champions League final. However, he still remains hugely popular among supporters with many welcoming him back to the club.
Furthermore, Kane also enjoyed a special relationship with Pochettino. And Bent, speaking to talkSPORT, claims the return of the 51-year-old can convince the striker to sign a new deal.
“I feel like we’ve been there before with Harry Kane. But what I don’t see there is being a burning ambition to leave,” Bent said.
“He did that whole Man City thing and it’s not really been spoken about since. Maybe conducted himself in the wrong way?
“But if Pochettino goes back to Spurs, I think he [Kane] signs a new contract there.”
It certainly feels like Tottenham need to do something pretty special if they are to keep Kane. He clearly felt frustrated after seeing them crash out of two competitions in a week earlier this month.
Reaching the Champions League again – Spurs are currently fourth – would help convince him to stay.
But Bent is right in that re-appointing Pochettino can also seriously help. And that may yet prove the decisive factor.
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