Michael Carrick believes Spurs boss Harry Redknapp would make a good England manager if he wanted the job.
Former Tottenham midfielder Carrick says he still keeps tabs on the goings-on at White Hart Lane, but admitted there would be no room for sentiment when he arrives with his Manchester United team-mates on Sunday.
Carrick has been particularly impressed at the progress of the North London side this term under Redknapp.
With the Football Association committed to picking an English manager when Fabio Capello leaves his post, Carrick sees no reason why Harry should not be at the front of the queue for England boss, should he wish to be.
"He's certainly getting a good few mentions," said Carrick.
"I'm sure he's focused on bringing success to Spurs. It's a great job for him at the moment.
"We will see what is in the future but he is doing a good job and is certainly not doing himself any harm if that is what he wants to do."
Carrick is full of praise, not only for the Spurs manager, but for the players who have made Tottenham such an exciting prospect this season.
The 29-year-old is under no illusions that United will face a tough test if they are to keep their unbeaten run intact.
"You would have to say it is the best Spurs team we've seen for a while. They have certainly improved on years gone by and become a big threat this season," he added.
"Tottenham have some major threats, particularly in wide areas with Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon. Luka Modric has been in good form, as has Rafael van der Vaart, who has weighed in with a good few goals as well so I expect them to pose us a few problems.
"I am not exactly sure what Harry has done to turn things around.
"Just knowing how to get the best out of his players is a major factor.
"When you are a manager, you need a feeling for what is required at each different stage and how to treat certain players.
"You can see they're playing with confidence and they'll be looking forward to this as much as us."