Spurs going Dutch with Van Gaal lined up as next boss
The revolving door at White Hart Lane is swinging again. Daniel Levy is perhaps slowly becoming a ringer for Roman Abramovich as the most ruthless chairman in the Premier League. It is understood that Tim Sherwood will not be kept on as manager for the 2014/15 campaign, after failing to make an impression since taking over from Andre Villas-Boas.
Coral takes a look at some of the potential options for the top job.
Louis van Gaal, 1/3
Van Gaal sports an impressive trophy record, having last won silverware with Bayern Munich in the 2009/10 campaign when he delivered them the league and cup double. Currently in charge of the Netherlands national team, he has said he will leave after this summer’s World Cup. At 1/3, Coral view him as clear favourite for the job and experienced managers have fared respectably, while in charge of Tottenham in recent years.
Mauricio Pochettino, 10/1
Under difficult circumstances Pochettino has worked wonders with a Southampton side this season, despite the departure of close friend and chairman, Nicola Cortese. He has stayed loyal to the Saints when many predicted him to follow the Italian, and is responsible for developing and nurturing some of their top English talent. At 10/1, he is second favourite with Coral, and may feel he has taken Southampton as far as he can.
Jurgen Klinsmann, 20/1
Tied to a contract with the USA national team until 2018, it seems unlikely that the former fans favourite will take the hot-seat, however at 20/1 there is an outside chance. His only club management gig was with Bayern, and is remembered fondly by the high-ups there, having implemented a new player development centre.
Jurgen Klopp, 25/1
Reportedly becoming disillusioned at Borussia Dortmund, having lost Mario Gotze to fierce rivals Munich last summer, and star striker Robert Lewandowski set to switch to Bavaria at the end of the season, Klopp is thought to be a fan of the Premier League. He could well be the subject of much English eyelash fluttering in the summer with Manchester United, and Arsenal linked in recent months. At 25/1, this could prove to be an enticing price, and history has shown that Daniel Levy usually gets his man.