After Tottenham’s stuttering start to the season was compounded by a 6-0 thrashing by Manchester City at the weekend, Andre Villas-Boas’ job is under threat.
5. Harry Redknapp
Okay, this is a step back, given that Spurs sacked Redknapp to bring in Villas-Boas in the first place. But the main problem at the moment is Tottenham’s failure to get the most out of their squad.
Redknapp is an experienced man-manager and can get the most out of any player. He’s a firm outsider, but he can turn clubs around and could be a short-term option.
4. Jurgen Klinsmann
A firm favourite during his playing days at White Hart Lane, Jurgen Klinsmann would be a bold and exciting option as manager.
The 49-year-old is currently in charge of the USA, where he is focused on bringing through a crop of young talent. He’d win the fans over straight away, and would probably jump at the chance to return to his former club.
3. Mauricio Pochettino
He might struggle with the English language, but Pochettino has proven himself as a star in English football, after transforming Southampton.
Pochettino knows how to blend English players with foreign flair, and is the man of the minute in the Premier League. Whether he is ready to step up now, it’s not clear, but he can get results.
2. Rudi Garcia
Not much was known about Garcia until this season, when he graduated from Lille to take charge of Roma.
He has since turned the club into a well-drilled and exciting outfit, who are currently top of Serie A. He’s destined for bigger things – and is a known admirer of English football.
1. Jurgen Klopp
The dream acquisition. Klopp is the most sought after manager in the world – and is the Holy Grail for all clubs thinking about changing their boss.
Confident, passionate, aggressive and intelligent with players and tactics, he is a total football man and probably ready for a new challenge after years at Borussia Dortmund.
If Spurs do sack Villas-Boas, Klopp is the man they should go all out to get.