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Harry Redknapp Gone, So Who Next for Spurs?

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Harry Redknapp has barely had time to roll down his car window and chat to Sky Sports News about his departure from Tottenham, and the debate as to who will replace him at White Hart Lane is already well and truly underway. Below are six possible candidates to replace 'Arry...

David Moyes

The Everton man would be the first choice of most, you would imagine. He has worked wonders in his decade at Goodison Park, most of it on a shoestring budget. He would have taken them to the Champions League, if rivals Liverpool hadn't won it, while he reached the final of the FA Cup in 2009 and the semi final this year. He'd certainly be a good fit for Tottenham: experienced enough to not be a risk; young enough to help plan for the long-term; talented enough to succeed straight away; popular with the fans. However, while this would be a step up from Everton, Moyes is a man long-tipped for the top. Would he leave Everton now, when the Manchester United job could be his if he stays around for another season or two? Probably, yeah.

Odds: 51-25 (Betfair)

Roberto Martinez

Big things are expected from the talented Spaniard, who was reportedly close to getting the Liverpool job before they chose Brendan Rodgers. However, while it was Rodgers who guided Swansea into the Premier League, it is Martinez who is credited with ingraining the playing style and passing philosophy that won them so many fans last season. His Wigan side are faced with a relegation battle seemingly every season, and every year they escape. Their greatest came this year, when they'd looked certain to go down, before recording wins over the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle to somehow finish 15th. He'd certainly be a bold choice, but also, perhaps, a fairly popular one.

Odds: 51-10 (Betfair)

Andre Villas-Boas

It's a testament to the clear ability Villas-Boas has that, despite enduring a nightmare spell in charge of Chelsea, he continues to be linked with jobs in England. This is a man who won the Europa League with Porto, which is the competition Spurs will find themselves in next season. You would also imagine he would be given more time to build his side at White Hart Lane, with no ageing egos to try and move aside. However, it remains to be seen whether a chance would be taken on someone who - in the eyes of many - has already tried and failed in London. Villas-Boas himself may be more open to a job elsewhere in Europe.

Odds: 9-1 (Betfair)

Fabio Capello

It is sad that a man who has won multiple league titles in Italy, La Liga with Real Madrid and also the Champions League (with Milan) will be best known on these shores for his time as England manager, which included a disastrous World Cup, his failure to grasp the English language (something that irked many) and lots of stuff involving John Terry. But, as mentioned, his club record is beyond debate, and he'd be bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and a reputation that is still largely intact throughout Europe. While he'd doubtless do a good job with Tottenham, you'd imagine Daniel Levy will be looking for a man younger than his 65-years.

Odds: 19-2 (Betfair)

Rafa Benitez

Like Capello, the former Liverpool boss brings with him a CV that most managers would be envious of, boasting two La Liga titles, a Champions League, Uefa Cup and a FA Cup. Unlike Capello, he is still relatively young - 52 - and his reputation in England is still intact. Perhaps the one negative is that he hasn't worked in football since December 2010 - when he was sacked by Inter after an ill-fated spell in charge - but he hasn't made a secret of his desire to work in England again.

Odds: 12-1 (various)

Tim Sherwood

Okay, a fairly left-field inclusion and once that is unlikely to happen. But Sherwood has been working on the coaching staff at Spurs for almost four years, and will have a knowledge of the club, players and system used by Harry Redknapp that the others won't, while also - you'd imagine - being respected in the dressing room. That said, he has no managerial experience, and with Redknapp going Levy is likely to want a fresh approach.

Odds: 25-1 (various)


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