Julian Nagelsmann’s agreement to join Bayern Munich at the start of the 2021/22 campaign has left the door open to other potential candidates.
One man who could potentially be in the running is ex-Chelsea boss Lampard, and McGarry doesn’t think his Blues past would necessarily prevent him from succeeding Mourinho.
He said: (6:32) “I think Lampard would have some problem, Duncan, with regards to his potential reception, both by Tottenham Hotspur fans as a Chelsea legend, and former Chelsea manager, but also by Chelsea fans, whom he still has an exceptional relationship with, despite his sacking by the club in January.
“But Frank is someone I know very well. He’s pragmatic. He’s ambitious. He wants to progress his coaching career. I don’t think he would see crossing the border, if you like, from South West London to north London would be necessarily a deal-breaker for him.
“It’s been done before. Obviously, Jose Mourinho is the latest Spurs manager who also managed Chelsea, Glen Hoddle did the same thing as well.”
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As McGarry said, Hoddle, Mourinho, and also Andre Villas-Boas have all manager Tottenham after stints with their city rivals Chelsea, however, whether Lampard would also be prepared to make the switch is up for debate.
The retired England international is the west London outfit’s all-time top goalscorer and is revered by the club’s fanbase, so whether he would be prepared to risk his status as a Chelsea legend, only he will know.
Several other big-name managers have been linked with the vacant manager’s position at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, such as Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers, and Levy may decide to go for a more experienced head over Lampard regardless of the 42-year-old’s desire.