The Offside Yap #8 – Who should be the next Tottenham Hotspur manager?

In the latest instalment of The Offside Yap, we have called upon some of our contributors to give their thoughts on an issue in the game which has got us thinking… On the agenda this week.. Rumours have been circulating in the press that Tim Sherwood's time at Tottenham could soon be up. Who do you think should be the next Spurs manager and why?

In December, Sherwood was given the head coach role on an 18-month contract

In December, Sherwood was given the head coach role on an 18-month contract

Bookies Favourites (Sky Bet – 16/04)

Louis Van Gaal (8/11), Mauricio Pochettino (9/2), Jurgen Klopp (12/1), Frank de Boer (16/1), Roberto Mancini (18/1)

Morgan Hammond – Louis Van Gaal (Netherlands)

“Anyone but Benitez! I think Sherwood has done a good job since stepping in as manager. However I feel he lacks the experience to be a long term replacement for AVB. Spurs were linked this morning with Jurgen Klopp but I would be very surprised to see him at WHL next season. I think most Spurs fans would like to see Louis Van Gaal step in as manager. He is the steady pair of hands that Spurs need and he’s used to managing big clubs such as Barcelona and Bayern Munich so he should fit right in!”

Holland coach Louis van Gaal has opened the door to a Tottenham move this summer - after admitting he would be interested in a move to the Premier League.

Holland coach Louis van Gaal has opened the door to a Tottenham move this summer – after admitting he would be interested in a move to the Premier League.

Rebecca Coles – Mauricio Pochettino (Southampton)

“He may have just a year left on his contract and played down all links to Spurs, but I think Mauricio Pochettino would be the perfect candidate. He has done a fantastic job at Southampton and would be great at Spurs. He’s managed to give Saints the best season in years and you only have to look at Luke Shaw and Sam Gallagher to see the impact he has made within the club”

Pochettino had a spell as manager of Espanyol before moving to the Saints

Pochettino had a spell as manager of Espanyol before moving to the Saints

Greg Helmich – Jurgen Klinsmann (USA)

Jurgen Klinsmann – he has been at the club twice before so he knows the fans and the club. He is also a big enough name to attract top quality players… And hopefully lots of German ones!”

Paul Dargan – Jurgen Klinsmann (USA)

“I think that if Spurs want to progress and get the best out of the £100m+ signings from the beginning of this season, they will probably need an experienced name at the helm. No disrespect to Tim Sherwood, but this is a step too far for a man with no proven nous at this level. Sherwood, himself one of the few captains to have won the Premier League since its inception in 1992 – with Blackburn Rovers in 1994/95 – has also not endeared himself to the dressing room with his outspoken post-match interviews. However, I respect his honesty and passion and his duty to the Tottenham fans. I could maybe see Jurgen Klinmann being lured back there, being the cult hero that he is”

Klinsmann had two spells at White Hart Lane - ending his career at Spurs in 1998

Klinsmann had two spells at White Hart Lane – ending his career at Spurs in 1998

David Lee – Frank de Boer (Ajax)

“Ajax manager Frank de Boer would be my pick for the Spurs job. The Dutchman offers the perfect blend of a total football philosophy accompanied by a proven track record of delivering trophies, albeit in the Eredivisie. If Spurs are to push for Champions League football next year the team needs to be built around Christian Eriksen. De Boer’s knowledge of the great Dane from his time at Ajax surely makes him the ideal candidate for the top job at Spurs”

But…

“The one sticking point is the prospect of de Boer bringing former Arsenal hero Dennis Bergkamp over on his coaching staff. The thought of the Dutch striker in the Tottenham dugout will give Spurs fans a few restless nights”

Dennis Bergkamp is the assistant manager to Frank de Boer at Ajax

Dennis Bergkamp is the assistant manager to Frank de Boer at Ajax

Shafi Musaddique – Roberto Martinez (Everton)

“As a Gooner, I would hate to see Roberto Martinez (possible successor to Wenger) move to Spurs – highly doubtful as it is”

Everton manager Roberto Martinez issues instructions

Martinez’s Everton have provided addition competition for Spurs for the top four spots this season

Who do you think is the man to take Spurs forward and get them back into the Champions League? Can you see Sherwood being given another year? Who should Spurs buy and sell this summer?

Episode 34 of The Offside Rule Podcast (We Get It!) will be available on our Audioboo page on Thursday 17th April. This week the ladies discuss who should win the Manager of the Year title.

Find the rest of our Offside Yap debates here!

2 Comments on The Offside Yap #8 – Who should be the next Tottenham Hotspur manager?

  1. Gary stubbings // April 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm // Reply

    I think spurs should leave tim in charge so he can choose his own players and spurs should get rid of baldini

  2. We need a winner at Tottenham
    A coach who has trophies

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