[football] direct news understands that Tottenham Hotspur will sit down and discuss several options as to who will manage the club next season. When Andre Villas-Boas was replaced by Tim Sherwood as manager of Spurs, may had questionned whether or not the former Blackburn midfielder could go on to become a long term replacement. A mixed second half to the season under Sherwood’s reign saw the North London side finish sixth in the Premier League table, but the 45-year-old was dismissed come the end of the campaign. Many top European bosses have been linked with Ajax boss Frank de Boer heavily linked, whilst the likes of Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and former Barca boss Tata Martino are also in the running. And, it is understood that the Spurs board will sit down on Friday to discuss the various options they have to replace Sherwood and develop a team worthy of forcing their way into the top four.