Tottenham Hotspur are admirers of Swansea City manager Steve Cooper and he is amongst the group of names they are considering as the potential replacement for Jose Mourinho, per The Telegraph.
Mourinho left Tottenham yesterday, despite having guided Spurs to the League Cup final which sees them take on Manchester City at the weekend at Wembley. However, results and performances on the field have in general not been going the way they would have been aiming for this term. As a result, the club decided to part ways with the Portuguese.
Cooper has been performing an excellent job at Swansea in the last two seasons, with him having guided them into the top-six in the Championship last term against the odds. This campaign he has got the Swans in contention for automatic promotion to the Premier League. He has done all that despite having had to sell off key players and work within a restricted budget.
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The 41-year-old has also experienced international success with England’s under-17s leading them to success in the under-17s World Cup back in 2017. That raised his profile within the game and he is not thought to be on the radar of Tottenham alongside the likes of Scott Parker, Gareth Southgate, Roberto Martinez and RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann, per The Telegraph.
This would be a very bold decision from Tottenham to hand the job over to Cooper, but the fact that he is even in consideration for the role emphasises just how well he is thought of within the game thanks to the excellent job he has done with both Swansea and England’s youth sides.
The 41-year-old is a bright and progressive coach that has the ability to develop players and also likes his side to play out from the back and build the play through the thirds. Those are qualities that you would normally associate with a manager at Tottenham.
It is an appointment that would see the club go back to their routes somewhat after trying things another way with Mourinho. Whilst other candidates are faviourites for the job ahead of Cooper, he should not be discounted and Swansea look like they are going to find it very difficult to keep hold of him in the next few months or years.