Who will be the next Tottenham Hotspur manager?

The Spurs manager merry-go-round continues at pace as now former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is the odds-on favourite. How long will he remain top of the list and who else is still in the frame?

Following the departure of Jose Mourinho, an inexperienced Ryan Mason was appointed as interim Spurs boss. He won four out of the North London side's last six games.

Although Mason secured a Europa Conference League spot for his side, he won't be in charge for next season.

Planet Sport are going to run you through some of the bookies' favourites to become the next Tottenham Hotspur manager.

Paulo Fonseca

Former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is now red-hot favourite to take over the Spurs, catching everyone, especially the bookies, by surprise.

It does seem like a bit of an odd choice following two years at Stadio Olimpico, where he failed to get the club back into the Champions League, and the club finished fifth and seventh in Serie A.

Fonseca has managed at Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, and coached at Porto and Braga too. Hardly European heavyweights.

With this underwhelming CV perhaps he is the perfect fit for Spurs.

Erik Ten Hag

The Dutchman is now really in the running and we can understand why. The current Ajax boss has been a serial winner since his appointment in the Netherlands. He has won the Eredivisie twice, as well as the KNVB Cup in 2019 and 2021, which puts him ahead of some of the other candidates.

The Ajax boss is looking to be a likely favourite to take over in North London.
The Ajax boss is looking to be a likely favourite to take over in North London.

With a 74 per cent success rate at Ajax and multiple Champions League triumphs, Erik Ten Hag could be a good fit for Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino

He wouldn't go back to Spurs, would he? Well, rumours floating around the club this week have suggested otherwise, as well as the bookies pricing him as one of the favourites to take over.

Although the Argentine achieved his first pieces of silverware as a manager at PSG, Pochettino is apparently open to a Tottenham return.

Pochettino celebrates his sides victory after beating AS Monaco in the French Cup Final.
Pochettino celebrates his sides victory after beating AS Monaco in the French Cup Final.

After Daniel Levy's massive mistake in 2019 to sack the previous boss, the Tottenham owner could be seriously considering welcoming him back.

Antonio Conte

The former Chelsea manager was red-hot favourite for the Spurs job after leaving his role at Inter Milan.

However, after talks broke down between the two parties over the weekend, it appears Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has gone cold on Conte, and so have the bookmakers.

He was odds on favourite last week, but now he's as low as 8/1 with many bookies.

Antonio Conte with the Premier League trophy
Antonio Conte with the Premier League trophy

Conte left the Italian giants after just two seasons with the Nerazzurri, which culminated with him leading the club to their first Serie A title in 11 years.

The former Juventus legend has already tasted success in England with Chelsea, winning the Premier League title in 2016/17 and the FA Cup in 2018.

However, Conte is well-known for his clashes with club directors and it will be interesting to see if Levy is willing to return to the negotiating table.

Roberto Martinez

Experienced Premier League and international manager Roberto Martinez had a number of successful terms with Everton, qualifying for the Europa League in Merseyside, as well as enjoying FA Cup success at Wigan.

Martinez lifting the FA Cup in 2013 after beating Manchester City 1-0.
Martinez lifting the FA Cup in 2013 after beating Manchester City 1-0.

Martinez also led his Belgium side to a World Cup semi-final in 2018, before finishing third overall. The Spaniard was reported to be in advanced talks with Spurs, but nothing appeared to have come of that. Or did it?

Graham Potter

Although he is not the biggest name on the list, Graham Potter could take over in North London.

It has been reported that his possession and attacking style of play has pleased the Tottenham board, as well as Spurs players who have praised the Englishman.

A different approach by Spurs, will another Tottenham risk finally pay off?
A different approach by Spurs, will another Tottenham risk finally pay off?

While having a huge amount of success with Ostersund, winning back-to-back Division Two and Division One titles in Sweden, Potter has not had any recent success in the Premier League.

Nuno Espirito Santo

After departing from Wolves this season, Nuno is a free man, with the Tottenham board were eyeing up the highly-rated Portuguese.

After bringing Wolves back to the Premier League in 2018, Nuno had his side playing European football for the first time in over 20 years, as well as making them a household name within the English top flight.

Nuno certainly made his mark within the Premier League.
Nuno certainly made his mark within the Premier League.

He revolutionised Wolverhampton Wanderers and he could do the same at Spurs.

However, since he had been linked strongly with the Everton job his odds have slumped from 6/1 to 50/1.