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THE current Southampton manager is the heavy favourite to replace Sherwood and his achievements at St Mary’s will not have gone unnoticed by Levy. The Argentinian sets his teams out to attack and they are always easy on the eye, with the likes of England World Cup trio Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Rickie Lambert flourishing under Pochettino.

There will also be a hope within the walls of White Hart Lane that Pochettino would be able to get the best out of compatriot Erik Lamela.

FRANK DE BOER

Having won the Eredivisie title in all four seasons he has been in charge at Ajax, De Boer boasts much more silverware than Pochettino. With Ajax already claiming Levy had been in touch to enquire about his availability in April, he is clearly fancied by the Tottenham decision makers.

RAFAEL BENITEZ

With a proven track record of taking English clubs to success, Napoli head coach Benitez is apparently keen to return to manage in the Premier League. The Spaniard, who also had success during his time at Valencia, made a name for himself by delivering the Champions League to Liverpool and running Manchester United close in the 2008/09 league season.

DAVID MOYES

If appointed, Moyes would certainly take over at White Hart Lane with a point to prove. The former Everton manager endured a torrid time in charge of Manchester United, losing his job after just 34 league games in charge with the then-champions lingering in seventh place in the Premier League table.

The Scot will be hoping any decision taken r will come from his achievements on Merseyside.

LOUIS VAN GAAL

The Holland national coach was the first man strongly linked with Sherwood’s position and would have been seen as a genuine coup for Levy. The 62-year-old has won league titles in Holland, Spain and Germany and will lead his country into this summer’s World Cup. Despite the constant speculation he would be announced as Sherwood’s successor, United’s sacking of Moyes has seen him become firm favourite to step in at Old Trafford.


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