Andre Villas-Boas sacked: Guus Hiddink ruled out of Tottenham running by agent
Spurs are seeking a replacement after terminating AVB's contract
Following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, attention has quickly turned to who will replace him at Tottenham.
One of those linked with vacancy is Guus Hiddink, who so successfully stood in at Chelsea when they needed a short-term replacement after sacking Luiz Felipe Scolari.
The Dutchman would be available for the remainder of the season before becoming Netherlands manager after the World Cup, leading to speculation Spurs will call upon him.
However, his agent has said he thinks it unlikely.
"I would be surprised if (Hiddink) went to Spurs," Cees van Nieuwenhuizen is quoted as saying by the Press Association.
"I could hardly imagine that happening.
"He has just signed a contract with Holland and he has also turned down offers from other countries recently to coach them at the World Cup so I wouldn't take any talk of Guus going to Tottenham seriously."
The bookmakers have installed Russia coach Fabio Capello as the early favourite. Franco Baldini, his former assistant at England, is Spurs' technical director, and Capello was at White Hart Lane yesterday commentating for Italian television.
Latest in Sport
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians