Tony Cottee believes Tottenham’s big stars could leave the club if Andre Villas-Boas is appointed manager.
The former Chelsea chief is odds-on favourite to land the top job at White Hart Lane following Harry Redknapp’s departure from the club earlier this month.
And former England striker Cottee claims he’s worried about Tottenham’s future if they opt for the Portuguese.
“I can’t believe that Andre Villas-Boas is going to get the Tottenham job,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “Why have they got rid of Harry Redknapp?
“You should be careful what you wish for. That applies to the person who decided to get rid of Redknapp, because he did a magnificent job at Tottenham. Let’s not forget where they were when he joined
“Villas-Boas was totally out of his depth at Chelsea. It’s a key time in Tottenham’s history. They’ve got the likes of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale who want to leave. Are they going to want to stay if a manager comes in who they don’t respect and don’t want? I don’t think so.
“Tottenham will be back to where they were before Redknapp took over. I fear for the club. I don’t understand where they’re going with this [Villas-Boas’ appointment].”