Spurs are still keeping an eye out for other potential managers.
After sacking Andre Villas-Boas as manager Tottenham Hotspur are clearly still not sure who they want as Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone enters the fray, according to the Daily Star.
Tim Sherwood was brought in as an interim when Villas-Boas was given the push and has since been awarded an 18 month contract by the north London club.
However, chairman Daniel Levy is clearly not happy with the appointment being a long-term solution and views Simeone as the ideal replacement.
The Argentine has been a huge success since arriving as head coach of Atletico in the summer of 2011, guiding them to Europa League glory in that first season and then UEFA Super Cup and Copa Del Rey triumphs the following year.
This term Atleti are joint top of La Liga with Barcelona after a stunning start and also progressed to the last-16 of the Champions League in comfortable fashion.
This form has impressed Levy and therefore Spurs are looking into trying to tempt the 43-year-old to come and manage at White Hart Lane.
Netherlands national coach Louis Van Gaal is also on Tottenham’s radar, but the veteran boss has made it clear that no negotiations will happen until after the Dutch have competed at the 2014 World Cup.
Either way it seems that Sherwood is not the desired choice, despite the fact the former Spurs midfielder has done well since taking over and guided them to seven points from their three league games since the 44-year-old took charge.
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