David Moyes could be set for a quick return to management after it emerged Tottenham are weighing up a move, according to the Evening Standard.
Daniel Levy had placed Louis van Gaal at the top of his list to replace Tim Sherwood at the end of the season but is now resigned to losing the Dutchman to Manchester United.
Tottenham originally considered offering Moyes a job at White Hart Lane in 2012 after Harry Redknapp was dismissed. Andre Villas-Boas was eventually chosen instead.
However, Manchester United took the decision to sack Moyes on Tuesday morning just 11 months into a six year contract.
Despite a damaged reputation, Moyes is understood to be open to a swift return to management and Levy is seriously considering him for the Tottenham job.
Although Van Gaal has a more impressive CV under his belt, his higher salary, coupled with a reputation as an egomaniac, make Moyes more attractive to officials at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham are looking for a manager to guide them through what is likely to be a difficult period financially, as they look to fund a new stadium in the near future.
They were also left impressed by the way Moyes conducted himself during his short time in charge at Old Trafford despite heavy criticism and player revolts.
If he were to join Tottenham it means Moyes could be back in the Old Trafford dugout as early as next season, albeit in the away end.
One major reservation for Tottenham officials is the uninspiring brand of football Moyes implements in his teams. The style kept Everton steady for 10-years but Roberto Martinez has since revolutionised the same squad in under a season.
Moyes' style of football drew a lot of criticism at Manchester United and the fear is he could do the same at White Hart Lane.