By Nick Ware

22nd Apr, 2021 | 1:18pm

Alan Brazil backs Marcelo Bielsa to 'bring back the glory' at Tottenham Hotspur

Alan Brazil has tipped Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa to replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur and guide them to the success they have been craving.

Mourinho left Spurs on Monday after a tumultuous campaign that has seen them crash out of Europe and struggle to mount a serious top-four challenge.

He was ousted with the club just four points above Leeds in the Premier League table, before newly-appointed caretaker coach Ryan Mason helped them to a 2-1 win over Southampton on Wednesday.

Speaking on talkSPORT [06:00, 22/04/21] Brazil is backing Bielsa to work wonders with the more expensively assembled Spurs squad.

“Bielsa is the one who’s made a remarkable difference bringing Leeds into the Premier League, they’re halfway at the moment, 10th,” he said.

“The way they play their football, the fitness levels, the tempo they play at.

“He’s the man you’ve got to say ‘Wow’ imagine he was given more money to spend, I was going to say at a bigger club but Leeds are a big club don’t get me wrong.

“But if you chuck him into Spurs perhaps he’s the guy who brings back the glory.”

No need for greed

We’re sure Bielsa would indeed improve and probably transform Spurs, but that doesn’t mean he should or will be tempted.

With elite-level talents like Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son there’s no denying there are some exciting foundations in place for a new manager to work on.

But with Kane’s future far from certain and the pandemic problems adding to their newly-built stadium, the finances at Spurs are unlikely to blow the budget at Leeds out of the water.

Indeed there is an argument to suggest ours will be bigger as Andrea Radrizzani seeks to assert ourselves back in the big time after a strong first season back, and Europe is surely next on the agenda for the Whites.

Why would Bielsa throw that away to risk the wrath of Daniel Levy whose patience is known to be wafer-thin?

Bielsa’s not about the money so he knows he’s best off in West Yorkshire, where he will also be given ample funds to replicate the success of Raphinha last summer.

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