Tottenham manager: Glenn Hoddle would be a 'wonderful choice' to replace Andre Villas-Boas
The former manager is being touted as a possible replacement for AVB
Tuesday 17 December 2013
Glenn Hoddle has been backed to revive Tottenham by his former Spurs team-mate Ossie Ardiles.
Hoddle, Fabio Capello and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino have emerged as contenders for the position after Andre Villas-Boas' abrupt departure.
The former England boss was in charge at Spurs between 2001 and 2003 but has not been in club management since Wolves in 2006.
Gary Lineker was among those backing Hoddle, and Ardiles, Spurs boss from 1993 to 1994.
"For me, the man for the job is Glenn Hoddle," Ardiles told TalkSPORT.
"I think he is a wonderful manager and he is a lot more mature, so I think he will be a wonderful choice.
"He knows everything about the Premier League and Spurs especially."
Villas-Boas was sacked after Sunday's 5-0 loss at home to Liverpool, with Tim Sherwood placed in temporary charge.
Despite the Reds reverse and the earlier 6-0 defeat at Manchester City, Ardiles has confidence in the Spurs squad.
The former Argentina midfielder added: "I believe whoever is the manager will have a wonderful, wonderful squad. They have one of the best squads in the Premier League in fact.
"Unfortunately, things have not gone right this season, but in terms of the quality of our players it is absolutely second to none.
"It is a wonderful job at the end of the day. It is a big squad and a superb squad."
Sherwood, who is already on the coaching staff at White Hart Lane, is to take charge of Spurs in an interim role, beginning with Wednesday night's Capital One Cup quarter-final at home against West Ham.
Sherwood's interim role could be extended for a longer period depending on the club's search for a permanent successor.
The Hammers won 3-0 in the Premier League contest at White Hart Lane in early October and face a Tottenham side without captain Michael Dawson and midfielders Paulinho and Sandro.
Paulinho misses the first of three matches for his dismissal against Liverpool, while Dawson is banned for one match and Sandro is expected to be out for around a week with a calf injury.
Danny Rose (toe), Christian Eriksen (ankle), Vlad Chiriches (knee) and Younes Kaboul (thigh) could all return, but defender Jan Vertonghen (ankle) is out.
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour
Latest in Sport
Everton vs Wolfsburg match report: Tim Howard hands Everton clear advantage
Think before you ink: Manchester United fan gets Sir Alex Ferguson tattoo - and will regret it for the rest of his life
Paul Scholes column: Rio Ferdinand and John Terry row was bad but they could have kept playing for England
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Bayern Munich vs Manchester City report: Jerome Boateng thrashes home winner against former team
- 1 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 2 iOS 8 is full of shiny new features - but it's terrible news for app developers
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 5 Cocaine and cannabis haul hidden in Vatican car seized by French police
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'