Tottenham have been urged to consider hiring Chelsea legend Frank Lampard as their new manager by Trevor Sinclair.
The former Blues boss, who was sacked in January, is thought to be looking for his next opportunity in the Premier League.
And former City winger Sinclair believes Lampard would be the perfect fit, despite the fierce London rivalry between Tottenham and Chelsea.
“One that I don’t think has been mentioned much – and he does have connections to the club through his family – is Lampard,” Sinclair told talkSPORT.
“Harry Redknapp [Lampard’s uncle] has been manager of the football club, Jamie Redknapp [his cousin] has played there, he’s a London lad.
“He didn’t do much wrong at Chelsea.
“I think it’s a good fit. He did a good job, especially in the first season at Chelsea when they had the embargo, they just lost their best player.
“He went in there and steadied the ship, gave a lot of young players an opportunity. Tottenham have this unbelievable academy, surely you want to bring young players through like that?
“Frank is the ideal man, especially when he’s got Jody Morris with him.
“If Rafa [Benitez] can go to Everton, why can’t Frank go to Tottenham? If you ask the fans, they’ll want a young, up-and-coming manager who is hungry.
“He still loves Chelsea, but he’ll be disappointed with the way that ended. He’ll want to go to a big club and prove his worth.”
However, if Lampard’s comments in 2019 are anything to go by, it won’t be happening.
After former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho took the Tottenham job, Lampard was asked if he would ever think about doing the same.
And he delivered quite an emphatic answer.
“I can firmly say no and you can replay that again in ten years,” Lampard said. “It wouldn’t happen.”
Responding to Sinclair’s comments on talkSPORT, Arsenal legend Ray Parlour added: “I can’t see it.”