Tottenham manager latest: Tim Sherwood ‘relieved’ Spurs won’t appoint ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel

The former Chelsea boss signed for Bayern Munich last week despite reportedly being under consideration by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy as he prepared for Antonio Conte’s departure.

With the Italian now gone, attention is turning to his replacement but ex-Tottenham manager Sherwood is pleased the club can no longer turn to a favourite of their London rivals.

“I am just relieved that Tuchel’s settled somewhere and he has gone to Bayern Munich,” he told talkSPORT, via HITC.

“They couldn’t stomach another ex-Chelsea manager going into Tottenham.”

Tuchel’s predecessor at Bayern, Julian Nagelsmann, is believed to be one of the top contenders to take over at Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino is another leading candidate, according to the bookies, after Cristian Stellini was named interim head coach until the end of the season.

Fellow talkSPORT pundit Ally McCoist spoke of his fear at Stellini assuming the reins, saying: “Not convinced.

“The positives: he knows the players, what they can do. The negatives: is it just the same? He must be able to see what the problems are – I just don’t know. A clean break might have been the best thing.”

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