Sherwood’s Successor? La Liga Titan’s Boss Linked With Spurs Hotseat

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Tottenham Hotspur could launch an ambitious bid to replace manager Tim Sherwood with current Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino at the end of the season, reports the Metro.

The North Londoners are currently assessing the performance of Sherwood since he replaced Andre Villas-Boas in December.

Although the Englishman’s arrival initially led to a resurgence in form, the team’s results have dipped dramatically and they are now seven points off of a Champions League place.

Sherwood was handed an 18-month contract last year, but chairman Daniel Levy is believed to want to install a more experienced manager at the helm in time for next season.

Dutchman Louis van Gaal has been strongly linked with the Lilywhites, but now Gerardo Martino has also emerged as a surprise target.

The Argentine has not had an unsuccessful first season in charge at the Camp Nou, but the Spanish media has predicted he will leave his post in the summer voluntarily or face the sack.

Martino does not have a vast amount of experience in Europe, with his role at the Catalan giants the first job he has undertaken outside of South America but he is highly regarded for his attractive playing style and willingness to promote young talent.

The 51-year-old’s agent has reportedly made contact with several Premier League clubs and he is reportedly keen to challenge himself in the fiercely compete English game if his future in Spain cannot be resolved.

With one of the main reasons for Villas-Boas’ departure due to his uninspiring defensive style, Martino could provide the spark that has been lacking from White Hart Lanr since Gareth Bale’s world record move to Real Madrid.

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Tottenham have 53 points from 30 games this season, just one less than the 54 points they managed at the same stage of the 2012/13 campaign.


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