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Graham doesn’t feel Capello would fit.


Former Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal manager George Graham believes that Fabio Capello is not the right man to take Tottenham forward as a club, stating that the Italian wouldn’t fit in as a Barclays Premier League manager.

The Italian is currently in charge of the Russian national team but is one of the leading favourites to the reigns at White Hart Lane, following Monday’s sacking of Andre Villas Boas.

But Graham told BBC Radio 5live that Capello is “probably past his best”.

The Glasweigen then added…….

He’s a very opinionated, a very strong manager and I don’t think that would fit with Tottenham.”

The former England boss, who spent four years in charge of the three lions, overseeing successful qualification stages to the World Cup and European Championships, was present at White Hart Lane on Sunday, working as a pundit for Italian coverage.

Capello’s appearance at White Hart Lane and his association with Tottenham sporting director Franco Baldini, who he worked with during his time in charge of England, will have undoubtedly fuel speculation with Villas Boas on the brink several weeks ago at Tottenham Hotspur.

Capello’s quite friendly with Baldini who has a big influence at Tottenham,” added Graham, 69,

“He could take it on a short-term basis until the end of the season and then take Russia to the World Cup, so that’s a possibility.”

Graham would like to see Tottenham Hotspur favourite Glen Hoddle given a chance at Spurs.

 But Graham is not sure the former Spurs midfielder, another ex-England boss, will get a second stint in charge after managing the club between 2001 and 2003.

“He has been there before and they’ve actually sacked him, so it’s an interesting one,” said Graham. “It would be a big decision to actually hire him again.”

Ossie Ardiles disagrees with Graham and believes, like Gary Lineker, that his former Spurs team-mate, 56, is the perfect choice.

“For me, the man for the job is Glenn Hoddle,” Ardiles told TalkSPORT. “I think he is a wonderful manager and he is a lot more mature, so I think he will be a wonderful choice.

“He knows everything about the Premier League and Spurs especially.”

Tottenham had spent heavilly in the summer, with no real effect, following Gareth Bale’s world record transfer to Real Madrid.

By Ben Reardon



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