Spurs will move for former boss on a temporary basis…
fanatix understands that following Andre Villas-Boas’ dismissal from Tottenham this morning, former boss Glenn Hoddle will take over as interim manager, possibly until the end of the season.
Spurs were demolished 5-0 by Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Sunday evening, and the team left the pitch to a chorus of boos. AVB looked like a man condemned in his post-match press conferences, and as expected, he was fired early Monday morning.
In his place, Spurs will approach Hoddle to take over on a temporary basis. The 56-year-old managed Spurs (relatively unsuccessfully it has to be said) between 2001 and 2003, but hasn’t been in charge of a club since leaving Wolves in 2006.
We reckon this seems pretty feasible…
Right now, Spurs will be desperate to steady the ship following the embarrassment the fans suffered at White Hart Lane yesterday. Not only has Hoddle managed the club once before, but the fact he’s one of Tottenham’s greatest ever players could inject some much needed positivity into an under performing, and seemingly under motivated squad.
With a crucial run of games coming up over the Christmas period, it’s important that Spurs get someone in quickly, and despite not managing since 2006, Hoddle would no doubt accept an interim position.
Tactically, the move seems to make sense, too. Hoddle has shown a willingness to play a range of systems previously, and has a fondness for the 3-5-2 wing-back formation especially. His brand of football is also pleasing on the eye, and Tottenham fans are desperate for some excitement, having watched their side score only four goals from open play at home this term.
Hoddle has enjoyed a mixed managerial career, which has been on hold since 2006 since leaving Wolves. He was highly rated as England boss, but was forced from the position in controversial circumstances following comments made about disabled people. Since then, Hoddle’s worked with Southampton, Spurs and the aforementioned Wolves. If he were to rejoin Tottenham, it would be his seventh managerial position since working as a player/manager with Swindon back in 1991.