Tottenham legend tips Carlo Ancelotti to replace Tim Sherwood

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Clive Allen expects Carlo Ancelotti to replace Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane

Clive Allen has tipped Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti to become the next Tottenham Hotspur manager.

Tim Sherwood’s long-term Spurs future has been a source of constant speculation in recent months despite signing an 18-month deal after replacing Andre Villas-Boas in December.

The former Blackburn Rovers captain boasts the best record of any Spurs manager in the Premier League era, with the north London side beating Stoke City 1-0 at Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

And former Spurs coach Allen expects Louis van Gaal to take over at Manchester United, leaving Ancelotti free to replace Sherwood at White Hart Lane in the summer.

“If I was a betting man I’d have my money on Carlo Ancelotti,” Allen told talkSPORT.

“There won’t be just the one option, because if was Van Gaal was on their list, that’s gone now, his move to Man United looks to be done and he’s been very clever with his recent comments.”

Carlo Ancelotti fact-file

• One of only six people to have lifted the European Champion Clubs’ Cup as both a player and coach. A combative midfielder, he helped Roma win the 1983 Serie A title and four Italian Cups before joining Milan in 1986 where he added two more league championships, as well as back-to-back European Cup triumphs in 1989 and 1990.

• Began coaching in 1995 with a year at Reggiana, earning them promotion from Serie B, before two seasons at Parma. Replaced Marcello Lippi at Juventus in February 1999 and returned to San Siro as coach of Milan in 2001.

• During eight seasons in charge, won the Uefa Champions League in 2003 and 2007, but lost the 2005 final on penalties to Liverpool FC after leading 3-0. Milan also won a Serie A title, a Coppa Italia and the 2007 Fifa Club World Cup.

• Resigned on 31 May 2009 and was named as Chelsea’s new manager the following day. His first season in London ended with the club winning the league and cup double for the first time. Dismissed at the end of his second campaign, Ancelotti took charge of Paris in December 2011.

• In his one full season in the French capital, 2012/13, Ancelotti steered Paris to their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years before leaving to take over at Madrid on a three-year contract.

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