Caretaker manager Tim Sherwood believes he must be in the frame for a full-time role.
Plenty of names have been suggested as potential replacements for Andre Villas-Boas. Tim Sherwood was in charge for Wednesday's defeat to West Ham United, and he has said that he has got to be in contention for the job.
"I've got to be in the frame, but it's not my decision, unfortunately," the former Spurs and Blackburn Rovers player saidm, as quoted by BBC. He will be in the frame, the caretaker manager is so often the favourite for the job, as they have an instant chance to show what they can do. Sherwood said he tried to get his philosophy across to the players in the short time he was with them.
The former Blackburn captain has been on the coaching staff at White Hart Lane since 2008 and is highly regarded. So much so that Blackburn approached him for their manager's job in October last year. Spurs rejected the approach though. SkyBET currently have Sherwood as second favourite for the job at 100/30. The current favourite is Ajax manager Frank De Boer at 13/8, although the odds have been fluctuating a great deal since Monday.
Sherwood would be a sensible choice, given that he has already been working with the players at the club, and can hopefully manage the new £100m signings effectively. He would most probably have another Spurs favourite Les Ferdinand alongside him to go with Steffen Freund too.
I believe Tottenham will go for a more high profile appointment though, in line with when they sacked Harry Redknapp for AVB. They see themselves as a top four club, and will probably want someone with European experience.
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