A list of top 5 Replacement AVBs.
Franco Baldini is the club’s technical director and he was the right hand man of non other than Fabio Capello. Connection? The former England boss could be the next manager of Tottenham and he has experience on his side so looks like the favorite for the job.
Franco Baldini, himself, has some experience at top clubs as a number 2. So what better way to kick start his managerial carrier than at a club he is familiar with and has been the technical director for quite some time. He looks like the favorite at least to replace AVB temporarily.
Hiddink has had quite a successful period as being the temporary manager in the Premier League with Chelsea and he was quite successful. Chelsea came second in the league during his tenure and came within touching distance of winning the Champions League with only their luck betraying them. He could be at best a short term solution as he is due to join Netherlands national team after the world cup. Tottenham can have plenty of time to think about the next manager till then without rushing into any decision
Roberto Di Matteo
He is the man who led Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea to their first Champions League glory. If he is appointed as the next Spurs manager, it would be ironic as he would replace Andre Villas Boas for the second time after initially being his number2 at Chelsea. Tough. this appointment seems highly unlikely due to RDM’s loyalty to Chelsea but things can change pretty fast in football. After all it was Chelsea who sacked him and he has all right to take decisions for the betterment of his carrier.
This one seems highly unlikely but seeing the growth curve of Roberto Martinez and what he is in process of achieving right now at Everton, Tottenham fans and chairman Daniel Levy would be drooling at the prospect of the Spaniard managing their club making him the fans favourite choice. After all there were rumors that he was Levy’s first choice before AVB. But chances of the Spaniard leaving Everton in mid season when they are in the 5th position in the table, above the likes of Tottenham and even Manchester United and fighting for a Champions League spot, appear very slim.