Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy faces a battle to keep the squad together after the sacking of Harry Redknapp.

The Daily Star Sunday says Tottenham chairman Levy, who delivered the blow, says the board will take their time sounding out potential replacements.

But his biggest challenge could be convincing star men like Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe and Rafael van der Vaart to be part of the new era.

It's thought some of the big names might not want to play Europa League football now the popular Redknapp has gone.