SEARCH ON FOR NEW SPURS BOSS
Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy has commenced the search for a new manager following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas.
Spurs failed to yet again qualify for the UEFA Champions’ League last season as bitter rivals Arsenal finished above them.
Following talks between Levy and Villas-Boas, the Portuguese manager was relieved of his duties with Guus Hiddink emerging as the favourite to take over.
Hiddink, who led Chelsea to the FA Cup title in 2009, resigned from his post as Anzhi Makhachkala boss a few weeks ago and is believed to be one of the first names on Levy’s shortlist.
Former fan favourite, Harry Redknapp could also be in line for a return after he was unable to save Queens Park Rangers from relegation last season.
After AVB’s sacking, Redknapp’s son Jamie refused to comment on the possibility of his father’s return to White Hart Lane as he begins preparations for life in the Sky Bet Championship.
Louis Van Gaal has also been linked to the job, although any hope of a move to London will rely on Tottenham appointing a caretaker boss until the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil due to the Dutchman being in charge of the Netherlands national team.
The arrival of Tim Sherwood could signal Spurs’ intent to lure Van Gaal, with Les Ferdinand rumoured to become assistant manager until next season.
Also in the running is Michael Laudrup, who led Swansea City to Capital One Cup success last season with a 4-0 over Bradford City.
The Dane has caught the eye of many Barclays Premier League admirers with his style of play and composed character.
Swansea chairman, Huw Jenkins has however stated Laudrup will remain in charge of 'the Swans' and that Spurs will have to offer a hefty amount of compensation before he even considers letting him hold talks.
Roberto Di Matteo is another believed to be under consideration, less than a year after Chelsea sacked the Italian who led them to Champions’ League success in 2012.