TOTTENHAM fans are fearing the club will turn to Eddie Howe after odds shortened on the Bournemouth boss.
Jose Mourinho had been the odds-on favourite in the immediate aftermath of Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking.
But a flurry of activity saw odds on Howe tumble and Mourinho’s price lengthen.
Howe had been an outsider at 12/1 and Mourinho had been heavy favourite at 1/4.
But by 9.30pm, Mourinho was back to 5/6 and Howe was suddenly second-favourite – ahead of the likes of Max Allegri and Rafa Benitez – at 11/4 with some bookies.
And fans were not impressed that the Cherries manager, who has no European experience and has never won a major trophy, was suddenly being considered for the job.
One fan wrote: “If we have just sacked Poch for Eddie Howe I’m done with the club.”
Husty Hotspur added: “Major step backwards and unforgivable. Would cost to get him on top of compo to Poch. This is Levy, it will be a freebie.
“That freebie better be Jose.”
AbdulTHFC added: “Look, as long as it’s not Eddie Howe, I’m happy.”
CJ said: “It should be Mourinho but it’ll be Eddie Howe.
“Just a newer model of a prime typical Levy yes man. Good coach but again not the one to take us to the next level.
“Would be a poor appointment.”
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The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust made it clear that they were not impressed with the decision to get rid of Pochettino.
The move comes just six months after Levy took the club to the Champions League final.
A lengthy statement read: “We’re shocked and saddened to hear our club has sacked Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff.
“During his time at Spurs, Poch gave us many of our best moments as supporters, made Tottenham Hotspur a force to be reckoned with again, and forged a strong link with the fans.
“We will never forget the joy he brought us.
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