Following on from the news of Tim Sherwood’s sacking, there are few surprises in the market for the next Spurs head coach. Mauricio Pochettino is the man getting media focus at the moment and amidst reports that Southampton are looking to seal a new deal for their boss, the Argentine is the current bookies’ favourite at 6/4 with BetVictor.
Frank De Boer maintains his assertion that the club have contacted him and the Ajax boss is second favourite at 3/1 with Stan James. Elsewhere Rafa Benitez’s qualities have been up for discussion on a number of websites and the former Liverpool and Chelsea manager is quoted at 6/1 with William Hill.
Then we come to the list of names that we hope aren’t currently sitting on Daniel Levy’s short list. David Moyes heads that second wave of candidates at 12/1 with Stan James.
One of the most interesting names to appear is that of Thomas Tuchel who is a young manager with an impressive record at unfancied Mainz. Tuchel’s career was laid out in full by the Metro but I couldn’t help thinking of Christian Gross as I read it.
More changes will undoubtedly follow and it is a matter of debate as to how long it will take the club to resolve this. In the meantime, it’s Pochettino in front – for now.