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Daniel Levy's Imaginary Shortlist

Manager shortlist: Rafa Benitez

Will Rafa be serving Tapas at the Lane?

Manager shortlist: Frank de Boer

With Tim Sherwood sacked there seem to be two major candidates for the hot seat at Tottenham Hotspur: Frank de Boer and Mauricio Pochettino. Here's a look at how the Dutch manager has made his name.

Manager shortlist: Mauricio Pochettino

He's the favorite for the job. But should he be?

Manager shortlist: Intro and dream scenario

An introduction to what could be a lengthy series.

Manager shortlist: Glenn Hoddle

Tottenham legend and former Spurs and England manager Glenn Hoddle has come out and flatly said that he wants the Spurs job. But is he the right fit for Tottenham right now?

Manager shortlist: Murat Yakin

FC Basel's manager is a young, hot property who is out of contract this summer. We already know that he's at least taken a phone call from Spurs. Could he be our next full-time boss?

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Managerial candidate evaluations

You're probably going to hear about a lot of candidates for the managerial vacancy at Tottenham Hotspur. We'll try to evaluate as many realistic options as we can.

Manager shortlist: Tim Sherwood

Kicking this list of possible replacements for the today-departed Andre Villas-Boas off is an internal solution available to a chairman who hates paying through the nose for staff. Mr Tim Sherwood, come on down.

DLIS: Yohan Cabaye

Despite suffering a dip in form at the end of last season, Newcastle's all-action French international could still be an excellent addition to a squad gasping for upgrades in the centre of midfield.

Daniel Levy's Imaginary Shortlist: Jozy Altidore

The mercurial American is playing the best football of his career for club and country. Rumors of a transfer are swirling, and Tottenham Hotspur should get involved... for the right price.

Daniel Levy's Imaginary Shortlist: Nampalys Mendy

The Monaco midfielder has revealed that he will be leaving this summer on a free. He has a number of suitors interested in him, but Tottenham Hotspur should definitely make a bid.

DLIS: Manolo Gabbiadini

Spurs have been linked with Bologna's on-loan Juventus forward Manolo Gabbiadini, but who is he?

Daniel Levy's Imaginary Shortlist: Étienne Capoue

Toulouse are in financial trouble and that could mean that they're forced to part with some of their best assets, namely midfielder Étienne Capoue.

DLIS: Luke Shaw

With the talk today on Benoit Assou-Ekotto's future with Tottenham Hotspur, it seems like a good time to discuss possible replacements. Luke Shaw could be the top choice.

DLIS: Rodrigo

Tottenham Hotspur are expected to sign an established striker and an up-and-comer. Could Rodrigo be the latter?

Daniel Levy's Imaginary Shortlist: Kevin Strootman

Could this Dutch midfielder be the missing cog for Tottenham's midfield and Andre Villas-Boas' 4-3-3 formation?

Daniel Levy's Imaginary Shortlist: Son Heung-Min

Hamburg's £12m South Korean striker could be the answer to Spurs' offensive woes.

Levy's Imaginary Shortlist: Ricardo Rodriguez

Spurs need a left back and Wolfsburg have a pretty great one.

DLIS: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Forget Damião. Forget Soldado. Forget Higuain. Tottenham Hotspur should buy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Daniel Levy's imaginary shortlist: Zhano Ananidze

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Levy's imaginary shortlist: Balázs Dzsudzsák

Wingers on wingers on wingers.

Levy's Imaginary Shortlist: Toby Alderweireld

We continue our our imaginary transfer shortlist with yet another Belgian, this time it's Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld.

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Daniel Levy's imaginary shortlist: Seydou Doumbia

Could CSKA Moscow's star striker propel Tottenham to the top four and trophies?

Daniel Levy's Imaginary Shortlist: Jelle Vossen

Tottenham Hotspur have needed a striker for three seasons. Might the answer be a young Belgian forward? Probably not.

Levy's imaginary shortlist: Christian Eriksen

Another young playmaker on the books? Can't hurt.

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Daniel Levy's imaginary shortlist: Alan Dzagoev

Our resident Russian football expert offers his contributions to our imaginary shortlist series, starting with Alan Dzagoev.

Daniel Levy's imaginary shortlist: Alvaro Negredo

Did you know that Sevilla FC teams, for whom Álvaro Negredo plays striker, are nicknamed "The Bathtubs?" Thanks for the knowledge, Wikipedia!

Daniel Levy's Imaginary Shortlist- Siem De Jong

Another entry into possibly the most comprehensive list of brilliant players our chairman should be looking at right now, ever.

Daniel Levy's Imaginary Shortlist- Will Hughes

Could Derby's 17 year-old prodigy be a future star for Tottenham?

Daniel Levy's Imaginary Shortlist: Younés Belhanda

Could a dynamic Moroccan midfielder be the man for Spurs?

Daniel Levy's imaginary shortlist: Beñat

Could a certain Spanish midfielder be a better option for Spurs than Joao Moutinho?

Daniel Levy's Imaginary Shortlist: Marc Bartra

Our series on Daniel Levy's imaginary shortlist of players to sign in January continues with Barcelona defender Marc Bartra.