Ex-Spurs defender backs David Moyes as the man for Tottenham

David Moyes

Former Tottenham defender Ramon Vega has backed former Manchester United boss David Moyes to take over at White Hart Lane.

Spurs are set to miss out on a top four place again as Tim Sherwood has failed to get the club a Champions League spot. Sherwood replaced Andre Villas-Boas in North London back in December but was unable to get the club into the top four, which many believe will lead to his sacking this summer.

Louis van Gaal had been tipped to leave his post as Holland manager this summer in order to take the job at Tottenham, and whilst the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona will still return to club football, it now appears that he will move on to Manchester United to replace David Moyes.

Moyes lasted just ten months at Old Trafford after moving from Everton last summer, and will now be on the lookout for work in the coming months, leading ex-Spurs defender Vega to recommend the 50-year-old for the position at White Hart Lane should Sherwood leave the club. In an interview with Give Me Sport, Vega suggested that Moyes' unsuccessful stint at United could've happened to any manager, such was the magnitude of the task at hand.

"Whatever manager was going to take the Manchester United job, it was going to be the most difficult task in the world, because coming from an era of Alex Ferguson, for 25 years, and taking over the old regime is a very difficult task to take, so any manager would've had a problem - but it doesn't reflect his quality as a manager," he said.

"If he has been asked to go for Spurs, I think it's definitely something to look into as one of the potentials," added Vega.

Ajax's Frank de Boer has been suggested as the new first choice for chairman Daniel Levy but if Moyes is willing to move down to North London then he should certainly be considered for the role, after all - his work with Everton was so impressive that he deserves another chance with a big club.

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