The rumour doing the rounds on social media (not sure how reliable the source was) on Wednesday evening was that de Boer was happy to come, and even Dennis Bergkamp was prepared to join him at White Hart Lane.
Of some of the other runners and riders, I know that Tim Sherwood’s chances of getting the job shouldn’t be influenced that much by the West Ham result, but the 2-1 defeat did see his odds drift, as he was favourite pre kick off. I suppose the only logic that can be taken from that, is that it’s not a result that demands the job for Sherwood.
If Sherwood had gone on a four or five match winning run, demolishing opponents along the way, then Daniel Levy would surely of had to let him have a proper go at the job.
Anyway, the league is where Spurs earn their bread and butter, so all Sherwood can do is try and win as many of the games as he can while he’s in charge. Assuming no one is appointed before, Spurs visit Southampton on Sunday, and any win at St Mary’s has to be regarded as a decent result.
The name of Glenn Hoddle is also there or thereabouts in the betting, with the former England manager third favourite at 8/1.
Hoddle seems to be the man that all the ex-players and pundits want to see get the job. Conversely, others seem to be pointing out that Hoddle hasn’t been involved in management for a few years now, and I even heard some Spurs fans on the radio complaining about the style of football Spurs were playing when Hoddle last left the Lane.
I’ve a theory of my own when it comes to Glenn Hoddle. I think he may be okay with this job, as I believe he is the sort of manager who works better, with better players. The quality of player currently at Spurs is far removed from what Hoddle had to work with the last time he was there.
At the moment the market looks a bit to unpredictable, for me it’s simply a case of trading the price movements on Betfair for as long as it lasts.