The former star player and manager looks set to take over as temporary boss!
fanatix understands that following Andre Villas-Boas’ dismissal from Tottenham this morning, former boss Glenn Hoddle will take over as interim manager, possibly until the end of the season.
Spurs were demolished 5-0 by Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Sunday evening, and the team left the pitch to a chorus of boos. AVB looked like a man condemned in his post-match press conferences, and as expected, he was fired early Monday morning.
In his place, Spurs will approach Hoddle to take over on a temporary basis. The 56-year-old managed Spurs (relatively unsuccessfully it has to be said) between 2001 and 2003, but hasn’t been in charge of a club since leaving Wolves in 2006.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wants Hoddle to not only steady the ship at the Lane, but implement a more exciting brand of football that has been woefully missing so far this term. Despite spending over £100m on new talent in the summer, Tottenham have only scored four goals from open play at home, and the fans are desperate for the new boss to introduce a more aesthetically pleasing style.
Hoddle is known for being tactically acute, and has used wing-back formations and more traditional 4-4-2 systems in the past.
On top of this, the fact the former midfielder is one of the club’s greatest ever players could reinvigorate a squad bereft of confidence and positivity. Despite this weekend’s awful result, the North London club are only five points off fourth place, and the team still has lots to play for.
If Hoddle does take over as interim boss, it would be his seventh managerial position, having worked as a player/manager at Swindon and Chelsea, managing England, and enjoying stints at Southampton, Spurs and Wolves.