Tottenham are seriously struggling to find a replacement for Jose Mourinho, yet there is still no mention of them looking at Newcastle manager Steve Bruce.
Spurs have been on the lookout for a new boss since April when Mourinho was sacked.
Since then, Ryan Mason has taken temporary charge. While he’s held down the fort, Tottenham have tried and failed to appoint multiple managers.
There’s been reported moves for Brendan Rodgers, Hansi Flick, Antonio Conte, Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino.
At one point it looked like Conte was set to take over. Then that collapsed.
Then Paulo Fonseca looked like he was going to be the man. That deal was reportedly set to be signed, before it collapsed as well.
Then came the Gennaro Gattuso rumours. The Italian had just left Fiorentina after 23 days, and looked to be walking straight into a huge Premier League job.
But now that’s off too.
It’s left Tottenham desperate and disheartened. How can it be so difficult to find a new manager? And at what point will they turn to Bruce?
That’s what Newcastle fans are asking, who’ve been told all year that they have a wonderful manager.
Toon fans ask why Spurs don’t want Bruce
No mention of Tottenham wanting Steve Bruce as manager
That’s despite the fact Bruce took Newcastle on a run of two wins in 21 games. Even before that, the football was absolutely wretched.
While the likes of Rafa Benitez are discredited by the media, Toon fans are told to sit down and shut up about Bruce – a man who’s won absolutely nothing as a manger.
But perhaps he could be a good fit for Tottenham. After all, they’ve already been linked with Nuno Espirito Santo, Graham Potter and Scott Parker – three managers who finished below Bruce.
So why are they targeted and not him?
Is it because Bruce plays terrible football with no distinct rhyme or reason?
If Bruce truly is as good as we keep being told, why have none of the Premier League clubs looking for a new manager even looked at him?