Even the most level headed, forgiving of Spurs fans began to raise question marks over Andre Villas Boas amongst the despair of yet another embarrassing Sunday afternoon. Levy’s facial expression spoke a million words as the Camera crew felt the need to air the chairman’s reaction to each of the five occasions the ball leaked our unsure back line and beyond the off-colour Hugo Lloris. The “mutual agreement” aka sacking of AVB was certainly on the cards. Daniel Levy isn’t one to tolerate empty seats for the last quarter of the game, nor infectious, low pitched boos echoing through the Lane. Once again, the businessman was ruthless, and once again we’ll have faith that talks have been in place somewhere on this planet for our new Boss, potentially even weeks prior to now.
Anticipation and excitement surrounds the forthcoming days waiting for news from the club on whom might adopt this talented group of players to success this season. We remain in all Competitions, sitting behind the leading pack in the BPL. Let’s have a look at these potential candidates of whom may be sitting at home with their tails up scouring and comparing their own credentials in hope of a phone call from Mr Levy.
Here’s the top 4 candidates to be considered in my opinion, based on who I think could take us to the heights where we belong. (In no particular order)
Week in week out I find myself sitting on the sofa nodding my head repeatedly at the half time/ full time comments of Glenn Hoddle as he continuously reiterates the fact that the Spurs fans want free flowing attacking football, paired with results, traditionally.
He also, in my opinion seems to pin point exactly the areas which were going wrong and indeed right under AVB.
However, it could be seen as either or a positive or a negative that Glenn hasn’t been in work since managing Wolves in 2006. Levy would have the added incentive that no compensation charges would occur as Hoddle is currently out of managerial work paired with the fact Hoddle is often present around the club so the players will be already acquainted.
Would seem that the early general consensus amongst Spurs fans is Michael Laudrup would be perfect for the job. A well respected, intelligent and level headed man, that would immediately attract the undivided attention of all at Spurs purely down to his decorated football career and undeniable talent. Miracles have been performed at Swansea, winning the clubs first major trophy in their history, in just his first season as manager. And most recently marching Swansea into the latter stages of the Europa League.
However, you’d have to question whether Laudrup would be willing to leave the Swans at this stage of the season as a man who seems particularly loyal. Certainly someone Levy would be eager to share talks with.
Club Legend, complete with passion and knowledge. Theres always the added incentive to bring a fans favourite back to the club in a managerial position, as the Spurs faithful are half way there to being won over already. Is he likely to abort the Yanks mission before the world cup next summer? Id say probably not, but you can’t help but believe that Klinsmann is almost tailor made for this highly anticipated vacancy.
Tim Sherwood (Les Ferdinand, Steffen Freund)
Interesting, and has potential to be overlooked for me. When a high profile club sack there manager, the default habit amongst both fans and media is too look away at the major European achievers with florescent credentials, and rightly so. However, Tim Sherwood has made something incredible of the Spurs Youth side, with last year’s NextGen series the most notable triumph. Tim paired with the support of other Spurs favourites will be of service temporarily, only time will tell if this could something of a more permanent appointment.
Fingers and toes are crossed that this next calculated move in the fluctuating life of a Tottenham fan is indeed a positive one.
P.S Steer clear of Capello.
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