Emile Heskey believes Harry Winks’ Tottenham career can be revived if the club appoints a manager like Brendan Rodgers.
Winks fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho and his lack of playing time has seen lose his spot in Gareth Southgate’s England team.
As a result, Winks is highly unlikely to be part of the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 squad.
The midfielder came on as a substitute in Ryan Mason’s first game as Spurs interim manager on Wednesday night, a 2-1 victory over Southampton in the Premier League.
Looking to the future, Winks will be hoping whoever replaces Mourinho permanently will be more likely to use him regularly in central midfield.
One manager being linked with the job (via the Athletic) who is known to play a progressive passing game is Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers.
And Heskey thinks the former Swansea City and Liverpool manager could be ideal for Winks.
“Winks is a phenomenal player. It would be great to see him back in the team,” Heskey told HITC.
“He needs to play at this moment in time. He’s coming into the years where he really needs to cement a place and play regularly.
“He’s a ball-playing midfielder, really good on the ball, gets it in those little half-spaces and keeps things ticking over.
“So someone like Brendan Rodgers, that would suit him.”
It’s true that Winks would be better suited to a possession-based team than a Mourinho set-up.
However, there is no guarantee he will instantly become a starter again when a new manager arrives.
Oliver Skipp will return from a successful loan spell with Norwich City this summer and conceivably could send Winks even further down the pecking order at Spurs.