Goal.com are reporting that Spurs are already drawing up a list of possible replacements for Harry Redknapp, should he take over the England job from Fabio Capello after the 2012 European Championships (or before, presumably).
They claim that top of this list, is the Everton manager David Moyes. Other candidates include Guus Hiddink, Roy Hodgson, Steve Bruce and Rafa Benitez.
In recent seasons the topic of who we should recruit as a new manager, has never been far from the minds of Tottenham fans. Under Redknapp though, we have undergone a period of relative calm and growth. I haven’t really given much thought as to who will eventually replace him, but it is something that will probably need to be considered within the next couple of seasons.
Things can change very fast in football, but at the moment Harry has to be the favourite to take over from Capello whenever the Italian eventually leaves the England job. Moyes does seem to be an outstanding candidate as his replacement. He has a lot of experience in the Premier League, his Everton side play decent enough football and they have often over-achieved despite their limited transfer budget.
Moyes deserves to be given a chance at club where he will have more money to spend and if it’s not us, then I’m sure that he’ll be towards the top of Manchester United or Arsenal’s list, when Ferguson or Wenger eventually depart.
The other candidates mentioned are a mixed bunch. Hiddink would be welcomed, but I’m sure there would be a muted reception for either Hodgson or Bruce. As for Rafa Benitez, I honestly don’t know if I could stomach watching his brand of football every week.
Their has been speculation that Tim Sherwood is being groomed as Harry’s heir apparent. I can’t imagine that we’d give the job to an untried manager when we’ll (hopefully) be moving to a new stadium and a successful team will be of paramount importance. If we were looking for an old boy, perhaps Chris Hughton would be a more viable candidate if he continues to impress at Newcastle.
Who do you think are the likely candidates to eventually take over from Harry?