Spurs Balls: Hoddle, Sherwood And De Boer Miss Out As Louis van Gaal Gets Manger’s Job (Say Experts)
WHO will be the next manager at Tottenham Hotspur? The current incumbent is Tim Sherwood. He feels unsettled:
“Every Press conference I do it’s ‘this manager’s coming in… Van Gaal, then Hoddle, this one and that one. Some of these managers are actually touting themselves for my job and I don’t think that’s right. If anyone asks me about another job I just tell them they’ve got a manager. Until they haven’t got a manager and I haven’t got a job, say nothing.”
Anyone think Sherwood will retire gracefully back to his former job as reserve team coach?
Hoddle then responds:
“Tim Sherwood is having a go at managers ‘touting’ themselves for his job. How wrong can you be? I imagine by naming me he is deflecting attention from himself.”
And he’s on his way out, if Sky Sports is to be believed:
Tim Sherwood to be relieved of managerial duties at Tottenham this summer
And if not Hoddle, then who? Talk Sport hears from an insider:
Former Tottenham coach Clive Allen has told talkSPORT he expects Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti to take over from current Spurs manager Tim Sherwood in the summer.
The manager of Champions’ League finalists Real Madrid is heading to a side that has qualified for the biggest prize in European football once.
….asked who he thought would be in the White Hart Lane hotseat next season, the former Spurs man told Kick Off: “If I was a betting man I’d have my money on Carlo Ancelotti.”
At which point his bank manager and wife breathe sighs of relief that Allen is not a betting man. Or is he?
At which pint the BBC pops up to tell readers:
Ruud Gullit says Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has met with Louis van Gaal and claims it is a “done deal” that the Dutchman will take over as Spurs boss.
Goal, a site that is to fact what the Pope is to shagging, tells its poor readers:
Tottenham will step up their managerial search this week and plan to intensify their interest in Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino, Goal understands.
And finally, the Sun picks up on news from Holland:
FRANK DE BOER insists Tottenham want him to be their new manager. Spurs were knocked back when they tried to land the Ajax boss in December.
But De Boer last night confirmed: “Spurs have made an approach. After our last league game on Saturday, then I’ll think about it. I’ll talk to them and listen to what they have to say.”
Place your bets…