Southampton boss becomes favourite to succeed Tim Sherwood

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is believed to be eyeing Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino as the ideal replacement for current manager Tim Sherwood, Mirror reports.

With the knowledge of this, the Southampton board are trying all they can to keep their current manager who has led the Saints to eighth place in the English Premier League this season.

Pochettino currently has another year left on his contract, but is believed to be holding off any negotiations in order to keep his options open.

The Argentinian coach was considered to be leaving the club when former Saints chairman Nicola Cortese left his post, but his successor Ralph Krueger is said to be determined to a keep hold of him.

Spurs were also looking at Louis van Gaal earlier to replace Tim Sherwood, but ever the sacking of David Moyes, the Dutch manager is believed to be more interested in the Manchester United job.

With many bigger clubs eyeing the likes of Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, and Calum Chambers, if Pochettino decides to stay, he may need to start keeping hold of his younger stars or risk having to build a brand new squad.