Ralf Rangnick is under serious consideration at Tottenham for the manager's job.

The People says Rangnick has met representatives of Spurs, who were impressed by the German, and they are considering teaming him with Tim Sherwood, who is likely to be assistant to Harry Redknapp's successor.

Andre Villas-Boas has also held talks with Spurs and France boss Laurent Blanc, out of contract after the Euros, is another to emerge as a serious candidate.

Levy wants a bright, technically minded coach to replace Redknapp with Rangnick, Blanc and Villas-Boas all fitting the bill.