Five of the most unrealistic names linked to the vacant manager’s job at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham will be a very good job for the next coach Daniel Levy decides to give a chance at White Hart Lane.
Spurs are one of English football’s well established clubs. They are well run from a business point of view and they have a squad filled with exciting young players who should form the spine of a team over the next few years.
It’s no surprise that a merry-go-round of names has already been produced in relation to the job, with some realistic and less realistic options being suggested in various parts of the written and online media.
Here are five of the worst and most unrealistic suggestions we’ve come across.
Odds have already started appearing on the betting market on the chance of Tottenham’s technical director stepping into the job.
It would be a terrible decision by Levy and not just because Baldini doesn’t have a lot of experience of managing his own teams, it would be a terrible choice because it wouldn’t sit well with fans, giving him no real chance to advance the team and the club.
Not a bad suggestion in terms of his ability and experience because he’s a world class coach but a poor one based on the upheaval which would be involved.
Hiddink has signed a contract to take charge of the Netherlands national side after next year’s World Cup in Brazil, which would cause all sorts of complications if Tottenham tried to go after him.
That would prolong negotiations and talks, leaving the side without a permanent boss for a longer period of time over a busy winter period.
A Tottenham legend and again, he wouldn’t be a bad appointment as coach.
However, similarly to Hiddink, there would be mass complications with the US Soccer Federation already warning the club off from making a move to sign the German boss.
Klinsmann has a contract to coach the USA team until 2018 having recently signed an extension.
Another amazing name that the bookies have come up with is former France coach Raymond Domenech.
Everyone remembers the problems that France had during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which suggested the 61-year-old didn’t have a firm grip on his talented, high profile squad of players.
Worries over his ability to keep control over the squad and memories from his time as France boss wouldn’t get him off to a good start as Tottenham manager.
The current manager of FC Basel is an outside shot but he would be a massive risk considering his inexperience as a top flight European coach.
He’s only been in charge of FC Basel since last year and it’s impossible to predict how he would cope under the greater pressure of managing a big English team, with the main aim of getting into the top four by the end of the season.
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