Following the resignation of Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers Tim Sherwood has emerged as the favourite to replace him in the managerial seat, according to the BBC.
Redknapp tendered his resignation on Tuesday afternoon citing upcoming operations on both his knees as the reasons behind his decision to walk – the manager felt he would be too hindered to manage the club to the best of his ability.
Coaches Joe Jordan and Glenn Hoddle have followed the 67-year-old out of Loftus Road, while Les Ferdinand has been shifted from his coaching role into a new job as Director of Football at the club.
Ferdinand had originally been placed in charge of first team affairs in the aftermath of Redknapp’s decision but this has now been handed to Chris Ramsey and Kevin Bond, with chairman Tony Fernandes looking to find his next charge immediately.
The club are said to want a successor in place by the 21st of February when the team plays fellow strugglers Hull City.
Sherwood has been installed as the favourite to land the job despite the 45-year-old being out of work since the end of last season.
Sherwood took temporary charge of Spurs when Andre Villas-Boas was sacked at White Hart Lane and has since ruled himself out of jobs at Newcastle, West Brom and Crystal Palace as he bides his time over his next managerial adventure.
Fernandes is said to want a young and ambitious manager to take the club forward whilst nurturing the young talent of the club – and Sherwood would seemingly fall into that bracket.
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