Football By Romaine Snijder

Van Gaal set for Spurs hot-seat … Hughton 50/1 outsider for Lane return

Britain’s biggest bookmaker, William Hill,  has made Louis van Gaal overwhelming favourite to replace Tim Sherwood as Tottenham manager.

The Dutchman is 1/3 to take the White Hart Lane hot-seat. Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is 10/1 while sacked Norwich manager – and Spurs old boy – Chris Hughton is 50/1.

“It is one of the worst kept secrets in football  that van Gaal wants a crack at the Spurs job - and we are pretty certain it will happen,” said William Hill’s Jem Maidment.

Next Tottenhan Hotspur Manager: Louis van Gaal 1/3, Mauricio Pochettino 10/1, Frank de Boer 20/1, Michael Laudrup 25/1, Fabio Capello 25/1, Jurgen Klinsmann 25/1, Carlo Ancelotti 33/1, Diego Simeone 33/1, Glenn Hoddle 33/1, Roberto Mancini 33/1, Luis Enrique 33/1, Guus Hiddink 40/1, Chris Hughton 50/1, Clarence Seedorf 50/1.