Tottenham fans can't believe who club hero is tipping to become new manager
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Teddy Sheringham has tipped a former Tottenham manager to make an unexpected return if Antonio Conte is sacked, and Spurs fans can't believe it.
After he turned the club's fortunes around last season and secured a spot in the Champions League, Conte's side have been woefully inconsistent this season.
After months of speculation surrounding the manager's future, things came to a head on Saturday when Conte attacked the club and his players after a 3-3 draw with Southampton.
Speaking after Spurs surrendered a 3-1 lead at St Mary's, Conte was asked why things like that keep happening.
"Because they [players] are used to it here," he said.
"They are used to it. They don't play for something important. They don't want to play under pressure.
"They don't want to play under stress. It is easy in this way. Tottenham's story is this. Twenty years the owner is here and they never won something, but why?"
Conte is no stranger to calling out poor performances from his players, but publicly taking aim at Spurs chairman Daniel Levy could bring an end to what looks like a pretty unhappy marriage.
Speaking to Andy Goldstein on talkSPORT Drive, former Spurs striker argued that Levy could do worse than replace Conte with former manager Tim Sherwood.
"I’d let him go now and get yesterday’s guest [Tim Sherwood] in. I would. I think you can do a lot worse than getting Tim Sherwood in," he said.
"He’s a man who knows what he wants as a football manager. He’s had a couple of goes, he’s been sacked and he understands the game.
"If you listen to him talk, you know he knows how football works. Football minds, he can see who is cheating, who wants the ball and who doesn’t. Get him in charge and get them in shape."
It's safe to say Sherringham's opinion isn't shared by many Spurs fans. Sherwood spent six months in charge at White Hart Lane and left in 2014.
Few Tottenham fans want to see him return.
"I wouldn't wish Tim Sherwood on my worst enemy," @ThePremier_epl said on Twitter, while another fan said: "Never again, he had his chance."
As you might expect, supporters of Spurs' rivals saw the funny side of it.
One person replied: "Hahaha is this some kind of joke? But I want him to have that job, coz lately he is criticising all managers as a pundit. Let’s see what he can do himself."
Sheringham might think Sherwood is the man for the job, but the favourite to replace Conte is another former Spurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino.