‘Really’: Tottenham told players will be unhappy at claims 45-year-old could replace Conte

Alan Brazil has expressed his shock at rumours that Fulham boss Marco Silva is a possible contender to replace Antonio Conte as Tottenham Hotspur manager, as he told talkSPORT Breakfast (14/03/23).

The former striker suggested that the Spurs players will be unhappy at ‘reading and hearing’ such rumours, with claims that Tottenham have added Silva to their managerial shortlist this summer.

After helping Fulham earn promotion from the Championship at a canter last season, Silva is now pushing the London club towards a possible European finish in the Premier League.

After managing Hull City, Watford and most notably Everton, the 45-year-old has now finally found his feet in English football and he is starting to cook.

Would Tottenham supporters be happy if Conte did leave in the summer? And would they still be pleased if it’s Silva, who did struggle at his previous big job at Goodison Park, the one to replace the Italian?

Well, Alan Brazil certainly thinks Spurs shouldn’t head towards that direction and he made it clear that they should go back in for Mauricio Pochettino.

On Marco Silva links: “Really?” said Brazil. “You think the Tottenham players are happy with all this talk? There they are. We were talking about how frustrating they are. You look at how the results went at the weekend and now they are reading and hearing this again?!

“I would go for a Poch me. I am sorry, but I would go for a Poch. You know what you are getting. And you might say ‘well, what has he won?’ If you give him a few quid and let him buy the players, then that might change.”


The Portuguese coach has a history of jumping ship before and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he does the same if Tottenham came knocking.

But he is better off continuing the stellar job he is doing at Craven Cottage and it might possibly be for a team playing in Europe next season.

Fulham are sitting eighth in the Premier League table and it would be a serious, serious achievement if Silva gets them into the top seven.