Trevor Sinclair says Chelsea legend Frank Lampard would be perfect for Tottenham job

Frank Lampard was sacked by Chelsea back in January (Picture: Getty)

Former England international Trevor Sinclair cannot comprehend Tottenham’s reluctance to consider Frank Lampard as a candidate to become their new manager.

Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho two-and-a-half months ago, but are still to settle on the 58-year-old’s successor having been turned down by all of their primary targets.

Daniel Levy started out by making Julian Nagelsmann his first choice, but the German was quickly snapped up by Bayen Munich. Spurs then turned their attention to reappointing Mauricio Pochettino, but the club’s most successful manager of recent times will remain at Paris Saint-Germain.

Talks with Antonio Conte, meanwhile, broke down before Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso were rejected having seemingly both been on the verge of being appointed.

Nuno Espirito Santo, who left Wolves at the end of last season, now appears to be the front runner, but Sinclair feels Lampard, despite his Chelsea links, represents the best available man for the job.

Nuno Espirito Santo is the current favourite to be appointed as Tottenham’s new manager (Picture: Getty)

‘One that I do not think has been mentioned enough, he has got connections to the football club, not so much for himself but through his family is Frank Lampard,’ Sinclair told talkSPORT.

‘Because obviously, Harry [Redknapp] has been manger there, Jamie [Redknapp] has played at the football club and he is a London lad.

‘Listen he did not do that much wrong at Chelsea with Jody Morris [ex-Chelsea assistant manager] behind him.

‘It is a huge club and for me, the managers they have been talking about are not good enough.’

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