The first man to come to the press and the lips of readers everywhere that would replace Harry Redknapp was Everton manager of 10 years, David Moyes. When the Guardian first broke the story on their website, Moyes was immediately mentioned in the same article as Redknapp's sacking announcement.
Moyes has been a magnificent leader at Everton. With the Toffees always finding a way to compete despite the Scottish manager never having significant funds for new signings at any point.
Perhaps the value that Moyes has always been able to find and coax out of players is part of the model that Tottenham would like going forward into the future as they look to be competitive on all fronts year after year.
Spurs are in no way capable of competing with the spending power of clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool or even Arsenal most of the time, and a manager like Moyes could draw in great talent for better value.
On top of his spendthrift ability, Moyes has proved year in and year out that he can get results no matter how his club starts the season and no matter if there is a lull in their performance.
Only twice has Everton finished below 8th in the table under Moyes, the worst finish being 2002-03 in his first season in charge that saw the club finish 17th. The following year he led them to the UEFA Champions League places in fourth.
The next season he finished in 11th before starting a run of three straight UEFA Europa League campaigns before an eight, seventh and 2011-12 seventh place. For a club with no money to spend, Moyes certainly finds a way to make things happen.
If he were to have even the mid-level financial backing of Spurs there is no telling what he could possibly accomplish, and at only 49 years of age, he has plenty of time left to do so.