Hoddle for Spurs, says Ossie

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Glenn Hoddle has been backed to revive Tottenham by his former Spurs team-mate Ossie Ardiles.

Hoddle, Fabio Capello and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino have emerged as contenders for the position after Andre Villas-Boas’ abrupt departure.

The former England boss was in charge at Spurs between 2001 and 2003 but has not been in club management since Wolves in 2006.

Gary Lineker was among those backing Hoddle, and Ardiles, Spurs boss from 1993 to 1994.

“For me, the man for the job is Glenn Hoddle,” Ardiles told TalkSPORT.

“I think he is a wonderful manager and he is a lot more mature, so I think he will be a wonderful choice. He knows everything about the Premier League and Spurs especially.”

Villas-Boas was sacked after Sunday’s 5-0 loss at home to Liverpool, with Tim Sherwood placed in temporary charge.

Ardiles has confidence in the Spurs squad. The former Argentina midfielder added: “I believe whoever is the manager will have a wonderful, wonderful squad.”