Fabio Capello is the bookmakers' overwhelming favourite to assume first-team duties permanently at White Hart Lane, with Ladbrokes setting his odds at 7/2.
However, questions must be asked regarding his will to leave a comfortable position as head coach of the Russian national football team.
Having secured World Cup qualification, the FIFA World Cup draw saw Russia land a favourable group in which they're expected to progress with minimal effort. Would Capello depart his current role only six months from the World Cup, a tournament in which he's likely to proceed from the group stages?
Unlikely, however a chance to assume the managerial position of a potentially elite European side hardly presents itself to you on a daily basis.
Of the names linked to the vacant job, Capello is arguably the most high-profile figure, and Spurs would do well to somehow lure to the 1994 Champions League winner to north London.