Tottenham do not have an obvious caretaker manager.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino’s future is in doubt if negative report according to a report in The Telegraph.
Worryingly the report claims Spurs have no clear candidate to step in as caretaker manager if Pochettino is axed.
So if chairman Daniel Levy needs some ideas, he should read on for some possible emergency stand-ins…
Hughton was harshly fired by Brighton and Hove Albion in the summer. It is a surprise that he is still out of work and it won’t be for much longer.
He was a regular for Tottenham in his playing days and worked as a caretaker boss already twice in his career.
Hughton has extensive knowledge of Spurs and the Premier League, working as an assistant at White Hart Lane up until 2007. He is the safest option for Tottenham.
Former Tottenham fan favourite Jurgen Klinsmann might fancy his chances of taking the job permanently.
His recent CV doesn’t really demand an elite job though, and his only chance might be as a caretaker boss, potentially until the end of the season.
If Spurs want somebody to lift and unite the dressing room, former player Ryan Mason could handle responsibilities on a very temporary basis for a week or two.
Mason is coaching Tottenham’s under-19 side and he is a solution Spurs could turn to in-house without having to look elsewhere.
Former Tottenham boss David Pleat has a long association with the club and has done some scouting for them in the recent past, even recommending Dele Alli to the club.
He has been caretaker boss of Tottenham twice in addition to his permanent spells and would surely be tempted by one last stint if the club are in need.
How could we leave Tim Sherwood and his famous gilet off the list?
This one is unlikely given the way he has criticised Daniel Levy since he left the club, but it is hard to see Sherwood turning the job down if he was asked.
He might even be lining up outside the stadium for an opportunity. While it probably won’t happen, it would be really entertaining, perhaps not for Spurs fans though.