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Top 5: Candidates to replace Andre Villas-Boas (6)

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Fatih Terim

The bookmakers have completely ignored Fatih Terim as a possible successor to AVB's former position, with Jurgen Klopp, Jupp Heynckes and Jose Mourinho boasting better odds than the Turkish legend.

Known affectionately by his Italian and Turkish fans as the 'Emperor', Fatih Terim has achieved a considerable amount of success in his homeland, with his third managerial spell at the club confirming his status as the most successful manager in Galatasaray's history.

Furthermore, he has shown himself to be tactically adventurous (perhaps too much so) whilst at the helm of AC Milan and Fiorentina, establishing an aggressive style of football at both clubs.

Romanian legend Gheorghe Hagi spoke fondly of Terim's work at Fiorentina in particular: "In five months he built up a phenomenal side at Fiorentina. Name me another foreigner capable of that. He's extraordinary – he could coach any side."

While Roberto Mancini currently reaps European success with Galatasaray, having achieved qualification ahead of Juventus, it is Fatih Terim who set the foundations for Galatasaray's success, tempting the likes of Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba to make the switch to Istanbul.

Currently the manager of Turkish national team, Terim was - despite his best efforts - ultimately unable to reverse the wrongs committed by Abdullah Avci and secure World Cup qualification.

With Turkey's next major tournament potentially in 2016 (Euro '16), Terim may choose to jump ship to England despite having attained the Turkey position less than three months ago.

Should Sherwood hold the interim position for the season, Terim would do well to throw his name in the ring for appointment. His repertoire of honors is as good (if not better) as any.

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