With Spurs in need of a new manager following the departure of Andre Villas Boas on Monday morning, former player and manager Glenn Hoddle has emerged as one of the candidates for the vacant position at White Hart Lane.

Having suffered their worst home defeat in over 16 years on Sunday evening, many feared that this would be the final twist of the knife for AVB.  

Seeing his team dominated and lacklustre against the Reds, Suarez and Co knocked Spurs for five, and it took little time for the news of his departure to appear on Monday morning.  

It seems that having spent big in the summer, Daniel Levy expects much more of the squad AVB built up over the summer and the previous season.

The question now is who will be lined up to take over from AVB, and get Spurs back on the right track in the Premier League.  

One of the more surprising candidates that has emerged is Glenn Hoddle.  

The fan favourite played over 350 games for Spurs during his playing days, and helped the team to the 1984 Uefa Cup, along with two F.A. Cup triumphs.  

He returned to White Hart Lane in April 2001 as manager, and during his two year reign he led them to a League Cup final against London rivals Chelsea, along with two consistent Premier League finishes of 9th and 10th.  

He left in 2003, and many may worry that he has not been in management for the last 7 years, having left Wolves in 2006.  But, despite this, a good relationship with Daniel Levy could help Hoddle in returning to the club.

Other names will be bandied around without a doubt before an appointment is made, and Spurs may opt for a manager who has more recent experience and has not been out of the game, but another former Spurs and England favourite,

Gary Lineker tweeted: "Would love to see Glenn Hoddle given another chance at this level, has a brilliant football mind."  And even though he may not have managed for several years, he has not been short of offers, including turning down the chance of a national job with the Ukraine.

Could another stint for a former Lane hero be the answer?  And could he get some of the current crop preforming to the standards that they are capable of? Until the decision is made, former players, Tim Sherwood and Les Ferdinand are in temporary charge of the first team, along with Chris Ramsey.  

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