Redknapp's tip for Sherwood's Spurs successor - not de Boer

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Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has explained who he would instal at White Hart Lane if he were in charge - Southampton fans won't be happy.

The list of managers most favoured to take up the reins at Tottenham Hotspur include Frank de Boer, Rafa Benitez, even David Moyes, however, for former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp there is one obvious candidate.

"It looks as though they are going to go with Mauricio Pochettino," Redknapp said to Sky Sports.

The 42-year-old Argentine has elevated Southampton to excellent levels. Formerly of Espanyol, Pochettino signed to the Saints 17 months ago, helping the club achieve a 14th place finish in his first half season, followed by eighth in his first full campaign in English football.

Under Pochettino, Southampton have been playing in a European-influenced formation, utilising high pressure tactics, an emphasis on attack while displaying a high work rate.

Redknapp said: "I think he is a very good manager. I think they will be searching around and trying to get the right man because the preferred target was Van Gaal, but he's obviously not going to be available because Manchester United have come in."

What may ultimately count against Pochettino, especially when compared to say, Benitez or de Boer, is that he does not yet have 'big club' experience.

"They were talking about experience and that's one of the reasons why Tim won't be still at the club, so if they are going for someone with inexperience of working at a big club you would probably go with Pochettino."

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