4 Best Replacement Options for Tim Sherwood at Tottenham Hotspur

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentMarch 25, 2014

4 Best Replacement Options for Tim Sherwood at Tottenham Hotspur

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    The future of Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood remains in doubt even after a morale-boosting 3-2 comeback victory over Southampton.

    While Sherwood wants to continue managing Spurs, per Sky Sports, he knows he is under pressure to keep his job. 

    "The silence is deafening, isn't it?" Sherwood recently said, per Matt Barlow at the Daily Mail. "It's up to [Spurs chairman] Daniel [Levy]."

    Here are the four best replacement options for Tottenham.

4. Michael Laudrup

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    Michael Laudrup was sacked by Swansea City after complaints he was "aloof, not interested in training and even refused to take sessions when it was raining," per John Cross at the Mirror.

    How does an unaware and lazy manager turn Swansea into one of the most dominant ball-playing teams in the Premier League while also winning the League Cup?

    The Dane was only expected to keep them in the Premier League.

    Not only did Swansea survive relegation under Laudrup, they played beautiful football and won a trophy—something Arsenal have not done in eight years and 10 months

    He can make Tottenham Hotspur play more possession-based football and set a foundation for the club to move forward. 

3. Frank de Boer

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    Ajax manager Frank de Boer has won three straight Eredivisie titles and is on course for his fourth.

    De Boer's Ajax are on top of the Eredivisie and lead the league in possession per game (62.6) without a dominant goalscorer. 

    Their leading scorer is Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (nine), 15 behind Heerenveen's Alfred Finnbogason. 

    De Boer was approached by Tottenham Hotspur to coach the team in January, brother Ronald told talkSPORT's Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. 

2. Rafa Benitez

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    After failing in Serie A with Inter Milan, Rafa Benitez's Napoli are currently third in Italy's top flight. 

    Why would he be a good candidate for the Tottenham Hotspur job?

    He is well-versed in the Premier League, having managed Chelsea and Liverpool.

    Furthermore, he has a history of winning, lifting two La Liga titles with Valencia, a UEFA Champions League title with Liverpool and a UEFA Europa League trophy with Chelsea.

1. Louis van Gaal

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    Netherlands national team manager Louis van Gaal will be succeeded by Guus Hiddink after the 2014 FIFA World Cup, per ESPN FC

    What is a certainty is Van Gaal being a world-class manager.

    "Look at my CV. I have won a trophy every season during my club career," Van Gaal said, per Dave Kidd at the Mirror. "Am I still in contact with Spurs? There will come a moment that I can talk about that."

    Van Gaal, a UEFA Champions League-winning manager, has won titles in Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. If anything, he is overqualified to manage Spurs.

    If there are no managerial vacancies at other major Premier League teams, then Spurs are in luck.



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