Tottenham's locker room is split over the prospect of Andre Villas-Boas being named new manager. The Sun says some senior Spurs stars have spoken to Chelsea players who claimed Villas-Boas was a nightmare to work with and told them to steer well clear of the Portuguese coach.

Many Tottenham players are already unhappy at Redknapp's shock sacking last Wednesday.

And chairman Daniel Levy now faces the prospect of making an appointment that might tear the dressing room apart at White Hart Lane.