Tottenham legend Teddy Sheringham has called for Harry Redknapp to return as manager following the sacking of Cristian Stellini.
However, the former Spurs boss has joked that he is unavailable for the job, because he has a paper round to do this weekend.
It was revealed on Monday that Stellini has left as the club’s interim manager following their 6-1 thumping by Newcastle on Sunday, with Ryan Mason now in charge until the end of season.
Following the news, Sheringham spoke to talkSPORT Drive and revealed who he’d like to see in the hot-seat.
He stated: “I said to you before, you could do a lot worse than putting Tim Sherwood in there and rattling a few cages, liven a few people up.
“Bring Redknapp back, put him in there, he’d soon put a smile on the punters’ faces, get them playing the way they like to see Tottenham play.”
Redknapp spoke earlier in the day on how he’d be keen on taking the job, although the opportunity to do so would be unlikely.
He then effectively ruled himself out of the running, as he later joked on Drive: “I don’t see that happening. I’m busy on Saturday anyway, I’ve got a paper round!
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“I can’t pack it in, it’s hard to let people down, they look forward to their papers on Saturdays.”
Spurs sit fifth in the Premier League and can still finish in the top four but Manchester United, who occupy fourth spot, have two games in hand, with the two sides meeting on Thursday.
Redknapp has revealed he was left confused over the appointment of Stellini after Antonio Conte’s departure in March, and is unsure about where Spurs are heading now.
He remarked: “Strangest decision ever wasn’t it? Somebody who is Conte’s man, he follows him around or he comes here with him.
“Looking at it, he’s looking at the situation, ‘OK at the end of the year have I got a chance of being Tottenham manager? Not really, Conte gets another job which he will obviously, he’s going to get another top job somewhere, I’ll go and work again with him.’
“So, it was a ridiculous decision to put him in charge at Tottenham really, but he left and Ryan Mason was there before working on the coaching staff as well, so that’s the same people in charge who worked with Conte.
“And, what they’re going to do now, they’ll probably go down the ladder and go to Mason, or they’ll go Yaya Toure there someone mentioned today.
“I don’t think they really know where they’re going at the moment.”
Sheringham is also confused about the current state of the club and when asked about how Mason could do, he said: “Who knows? I don’t know enough about Mason to put him down right this minute.
“All I know is it’s a fantastic football club that’s rocking at the moment, I don’t think they know where to turn.
“I think there’s people out there that could have come in and done a good job.
“I’m just bemused by what’s going on over the last few months at Tottenham, the leadership is just nowhere to be seen.”
Spurs will now be searching for their next permanent manager, and talkSPORT understands they are ready to revisit their interest in Julian Nagelsmann.
Chairman Daniel Levy believes the former Bayern Munich boss could be interested in the job after he withdrew from the Chelsea process.
talkSPORT will have live and EXCLUSIVE commentary of Spurs’ clash against United this Thursday.