After the departure of Andre Villas-Boas, Daniel Levy will be on the lookout for a new man to fill the managerial position at White Hart Lane which has proved to be a tricky one over the last 10 years.
Tottenham have now had 9 managers in 12 years and even though the departure of Andre Villas-Boas didn’t come as a shock to many people, it was Tottenham’s second best start to a Premier League campaign ever despite only scoring 15 goals in 16 games.
This season, Tottenham haven’t had the attacking threat that people have been so used to seeing from them in recent years and many have put that down to Andre Villas-Boas’ tactics, including myself. However I think AVB did need more time to work with his team after the sale of an irreplaceable Gareth Bale and the arrival of 7 new players all of which came from different leagues and countries.
On Daniel Levy’s search for a new manager, there has been plenty of speculation on who he will choose as new manager. Below are some of the managers being linked with the jobs and what they might bring to the table for Tottenham Hotspur to get them back on track.
Fabio Capello ejected as an early favourite in the bookies, this may have something to do with his good partnership he formed with Franco Baldini (Club Director) where the Italian pair worked together with England. However, will he want to give up his Russia side after qualifying for the World Cup in Brazil next year?
Another man being linked to the job is the attacking minded Michael Laudrup. Personally, I am a big fan of Laudrup. I think he is the right man for the job would love to see him take over at Spurs as I would be interested to see what he would do with the attacking options that Tottenham have to offer. He has done brilliantly at Swansea since being there and even won the Capital One Cup with them last season where he got the best out of his attacking options such as Michu, Dyer, De Guzman and many more so he could definitely get the best out of players such as Soldado, Defoe, Adebayor, Eriksen, Lamela, Lennon and the rest of the attacking options Spurs have.
Also, a man that hasn’t been mentioned a lot but I think is a dark horse in the running for the job is Ajax manager Frank De Boer. He previously worked with Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen in their time at Ajax where they both performed well and made their names there so he could definitely get the best out of a Christian Eriksen who has failed to hit the ground running at White Hart Lane, albeit he did recently suffer an injury that sidelined him for a month
Glenn Hoddle had his chance to manage Spurs in 2001 and was sacked in 2003 and it is fair to say it didn’t go very well. However, with the squad that Tottenham have available to them today it is a much stronger squad than what he had for selection back in 2001 so he is definitely a candidate for the job.
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