4 Best Replacement Options for Tim Sherwood at Tottenham Hotspur
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
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.
He can make Tottenham Hotspur play more possession-based football and set a foundation for the club to move forward.
3. Frank de Boer
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
Why would he be a good candidate for the Tottenham Hotspur job?
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
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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