BOOKIES believe ex-Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez is a candidate for the Spurs job alongside Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Frank De Boer is also in the running and the current Ajax manager is priced as the 6/4 second favourite behind Pochettino at 11/8.

Benitez is on offer at 6/1 with bookies Boylesports.

Aoife Heffron, PR Executive at Boylesports, commented “With news of Tim Sherwood’s departure from Tottenham, it is Mauricio Pochettino who seems to be in Daniel Levy’s sights and he is the red hot favourite at 11/8 to take over as manager.”