Former Manchester United coach Carlos Queiroz is in the frame to replace Andre Villas-Boas as Tottenham manager, according to the Daily Star.

Queiroz is said to have revealed his interest in the vacancy, and Tottenham are understood to have enquired about his availability.

When asked whether the Tottenham job is something he would be interested in, Queiroz responded: “Absolutely. Tottenham is a club I really appreciate a lot and I have great admiration for.”

Iran chief Queiroz is eager for a Premier League return and has some ‘private connections’ with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

“One of my coaching dreams is to get back to English football,” Queiroz added.

Tottenham bounced back from their 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool a week ago, by beating Southampton 3-2 at St Mary’s.

Interim manager Tim Sherwood spoke after the game about his desire to take on the job full time.

“I don’t want the job for 10 minutes. I want it long term or not at all,” the former Spurs midfielder said.

“I enjoyed it today, but one swallow does not make a summer. If we lose on Boxing Day, it is all doom and gloom again.

“I will talk to the chairman to see what happens. It has to be right for the club first, then worry about me.”

Dutch pair Ronald Koeman and Frank de Boer have also been linked with the vacant manager’s post, along with former England bosses Glenn Hoddle and Fabio Capello.

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