Redknapp, Jol or Hoddle? Which ex-boss do Spurs fans want back most?

Harry Redknapp

Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking has opened up the obvious question of who is going to replace him at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham are undoubtedly one of the best football clubs in England with a very talented squad of players going through a rough patch and as always in this sort of situation, there will be pressure applied on Daniel Levy from supporters everywhere.

There are three very obvious choices to come back into the managerial role at Tottenham; Harry Redknapp, Glen Hoddle and Martin Jol.

All three have different characteristics as managers and each would bring a very different approach to the current squad as Spurs will have to go all out over the second half of the season to finish in the top four.

It’s not a case of which would be the easiest to get, it’s a case of which would Tottenham fans most like to see back?

Harry Redknapp

There was a lot of uproar from Spurs fans when Redknapp originally left White Hart Lane and he’d undoubtedly be a very popular person coming back into the club.

Say what you will about the way he did his transfer business or his interviews through a car window, he got the job done.

Redknapp guided Spurs into the Champions League and were it not for Chelsea’s win in 2012, Spurs would have been in the competition last season.

He knows a great deal about the current infrastructure of the club and he knows how to drive a modern Tottenham side towards their goal of top four football.

Glenn Hoddle

Hoddle is being heavily tipped for the job in many places and it would be interesting to see what sort of reception he’d get as Spurs boss.

He wouldn’t be as popular an appointment as Redknapp and his record at Tottenham during his first spell in charge between 2001 and 2003 wasn’t particularly great; 104 games, 41 wins, 18 draws and 45 defeats.

However, Hoddle has been out of a managerial job since 2006, he’s had time to reflect and he makes very sensible and logical comments in his role as a Sky Sports pundit.

He’s got a good idea over how to develop younger players, which should guarantee a gutsy and entertaining Tottenham to watch should he take over.

It’s a case that he’d probably become more popular once he got his teeth into the job as opposed to that initial popularity of him being appointed.

Martin Jol

Probably the least desired of the three options and primarily because of the way Fulham have started the current season.

Spurs fans will want someone to come in, get a grip of the side and drive them forward over someone who has a very recent history of handling a side near the bottom of the Premier League table.

Jol’s record at Tottenham between 2004 and 2007 is actually a lot better than Hoddle’s; 148 matches, 67 wins, 38 draws and 43 losses but his struggles with Fulham this season wouldn’t make him a popular appointment.

He does have experience of the club, the chairman and he’d be well suited to the more European looking infrastructure Tottenham now have but whether he’s the man to get Spurs into the top four is debatable.

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