Van Gaal now odds-on to take White Hart Lane hot seat

by Matthew Harris on April 8, 2014

Whether you believe that Sky Sports really do have sources, or whether you’re of the opinion that the press were merely latching on to a story that we already knew, yesterday’s developments have seen a real shift in the betting for Tottenham’s next manager.

Louis Van Gaal has been the favourite since Tim Sherwood took over back in December but the Dutchman has shortened in the last 24 hours to an odds on price of 4/7 with BetVictor. Van Gaal said he was sick of the Netherlands job – a post he was due to leave in any event – but having previously confirmed his desire to manage in the Premier League, the 62 year old is favourite by some margin.

In other sections of the media, the claims of Frank de Boer and Mauricio Pochettino are being talked up with additional suggestions that the latter could bring some of the talented Southampton squad along with him.

Pochettino is second favourite at 5/1 with Ladbrokes while Ajax’s De Boer is one of a clutch of potential bosses quoted at the 33/1 figure. One name that doesn’t feature in the gossip columns to any great extent is Jurgen Klinsmann – perhaps the managerial record of former players will count against him but the German is an option at 28/1 with Stan James.

If you feel like wasting your money, Harry Redknapp is at 66/1 while Gus Poyet, Chris Hughton and Dennis Bergkamp are all quoted by a number of outlets.

So Van Gaal remains in front but at a much shorter price while the significant mover is Pochettino. Meanwhile, if you are having a bet, it could take weeks and months before it’s finally settled.


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spurgatso April 8, 2014 at 5:40 pm

If van Gaal gets it,I’m putting money on him being gone by Xmas.I did very nicely out of avb’s departure before Xmas.So lets have our cloggy freind,who has no EPL experience ,has not been a great success as National manager in fact hes sick of it.Wait till he tries Spurs,he’ll be sick in his clogs after a month .


Kalamona April 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm

I agree. Van Gaal would be a stupid choice, a waste of time and money.


David T April 8, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Again, it would be nice to hear some thoughts from fellow spurs fans on Pochetino. I really believe that he is the future for a long time to come, even if he didn’t last at least it would entice the likes of Shaw and Lalana. Do not go with LVG, it has already been said that he will be gone by Xmas!!!


remi April 8, 2014 at 7:52 pm

everybody is better than sherwood


Fatspurs April 8, 2014 at 10:38 pm

I’d take poccehtino any day over lvg, he’s got the prem experience and sorted Southampton in a short period of time,he’s the safe bet for me. I hope our next manager can see that Lennon ,rose are championship players and gets rid of them.


AmGers April 9, 2014 at 3:56 am

LVG or De Boer for me. De Boer has already worked with Vertonghen and Eriksen, and plays a very attacking side. The Ajax youth have benefited a lot from the foundations both LVG and De Boer has built, and I would love to see similar setups and styles at Spurs


steve the spur April 9, 2014 at 4:14 am

If man utd come in for van gaal he will go there but looks like theyll stick with moyes which does everyone a favour, but utd cant be ais bad next season, can they ? Have my doubts about LVG but if he gets the job we have to back him and it could be an interesting ride as he seems a bit of a character, a bit old school really in the brian clough mould !


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