Sean Dyche to Tottenham? talkSPORT host tips Burnley boss for top job but Simon Jordan says only a ‘proven winner’ on an ‘upwards trajectory’ will be handed role

talkSPORT host Jim White reckons Sean Dyche could be a good fit for the Tottenham job – but Simon Jordan is adamant he will not be a candidate for the role.

Daniel Levy is on the hunt for Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor after he was sacked last week following a disappointing run of form which has seen Spurs drop out of the race for the top four.

Could Dyche be a contender for the Tottenham job?
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Ryan Mason, the 29-year-old former Spurs midfielder who was forced to retire from playing in 2018, has been handed the reins on a temporary basis until the end of the campaign.

Mason steered the Lilywhites to a victory over Southampton in his first outing but failed to overcome Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Sunday as Pep Guardiola’s men sealed their fourth consecutive victory in the tournament.

Mason is not expected to be handed the role permanently in the summer and White, when discusssing the names in the hat for the role, suggested Dyche could be a contender after working miracles at Burnley for the past eight-and-a-half years.

“Some of the names are intriguing,” White told talkSPORT. “Maurizio Sarri is on the shortlist. Erik ten Hag of Ajax. Scott Parker and Frank de Boer.

“This is where the bookies heads are at. Ralph Hasenhuttl and Graham Potter are also on it.

“But Sean Dyche isn’t on it! Burnley sit a highly respectable 14th in the Premier League – they’re going to be fine and in no danger of getting in any trouble, so it’s yet another season in the Premier League and Sean Dyche has guided them there.

“His influence is there for all to see. Should Sean Dyche be considered amongst the candidates for the job?

“Five seasons Dyche has consolidated their position in the Premier League working under the tightest budget contrasting – let’s see what he can do!”

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Jordan, though, disagreed with his colleague and said you have to consider Tottenham chairman Levy’s train of thought as he searches for his new manager.

“If the candidate is drawn up by Daniel Levy then of course he should, but if the media have done it then possibly not,” Jordan argued.

“They’re talking about two very different ends of the scale. There’s no reason Scott Parker should be on that list – the reason he’s there is because perhaps Daniel Levy liked him as a player.

“He’s about to get Fulham relegated so there’s no reason for Parker in the eyes of the media on that list.

He added: “Here’s the conundrum for Sean Dyche. He’s got a nice job at Burnley. So I’m going to approach your owner and I’m going to interview and do you a favour of driving a wedge between you and the club and suddenly I don’t want you and send you back to Burnley where you didn’t want to be anymore.

“How’s that going to work for Sean Dyche? He needs to know he’s being interviewed – otherwise what he’s saying to Burnley is that he doesn’t fancy them anymore and he fancies Spurs!

“Daniel Levy will then say: “That was a great interview but we don’t want you.

“Can Sean Dyche be nailed on? The answer is no. A proven winner can be nailed on for Spurs. There aren’t many of those about and Sean Dyche ain’t one of them.”