The Tipster: Odds tumble as punters back Glenn Hoddle succeeding Andre Villas-Boas as Tottenham’s next manager

November 27, 2013 6:07 PM

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Glenn Hoddle is all the rage to be the next Tottenham manager after being backed from 66/1 to no better than 8/1 overnight.

The former England manager was the darling of White Hart Lane during an outstanding playing career which saw him score 88 times in 377 appearances. He then returned as manager between 2001 and 2003.

Hoddle is as short as 7/2 with Stan James to succeed Andre Villas-Boas who is under increasing pressure following Sunday’s calamitous 6-0 thumping at Manchester City.

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is 6/1 favourite with Bet Victor to bring his entertaining, easy-on-the-eye football to the Lane while former Spurs favourite Jurgen Klinsmann is 14/1 with the same firm and Stan James.

However, German legend Klinsmann is currently the United States head coach and is unlikely to leave that job having qualified for next summer’s World Cup finals.

Jurgen Klopp may feel he has taken last season’s Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund as far as he can if they fail to exit the group stages this time around and is interesting at 16s with Bet Victor.

But the best bet after missing the value on Hoddle is for punters to keep their powder dry for another foray into the wonderful world of sports.

AVB may have had a truly diabolical day at the office on Sunday but Manchester City are capable of running up the score against just about anybody at the Etihad Stadium – just ask David Moyes.

Manchester United lost 4-1 when they made the short trip from Old Trafford in September but it should have been more while Norwich were thumped 7-2.

Newcastle lost 4-0, Wigan 5-0, CSKA Moscow 5-2 and Everton 3-1. The only English team to stop City score three or more on home soil this term were Hull, who were beaten 2-0.

Bayern Munich won 3-0 in their Champions League trip to Eastlands but they are the exception to so many rules and, therefore, don’t really come into this equation.

What is more important to note is that Tottenham have had four managers in the past six years and are crying out for stability at the helm.

They are just four points behind Liverpool, who are second in the top-flight table, so it would be sheer folly to make another change after one poor result, no matter how embarrassing.


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