. former Newcastle manager Ossie Ardiles. Hoddle, Fabio Capello and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino have emerged as contenders for the position after Andre Villas-Boas'' abrupt departure.
The former England boss was in charge at Spurs between 2001 and 2003 but has not been in club management since Wolves in 2006.
Gary Lineker was among those backing Hoddle, and Ardiles, Spurs boss from 1993 to 1994.
Ardiles: "For me, the man for the job is Glenn Hoddle.
"I think he is a wonderful manager and he is a lot more mature, so I think he will be a wonderful choice.
"He knows everything about the Premier League and Spurs especially.
"I believe whoever is the manager will have a wonderful, wonderful squad. They have one of the best squads in the Premier League in fact.
"Unfortunately, things have not gone right this season, but in terms of the quality of our players it is absolutely second to none.
"It is a wonderful job at the end of the day. It is a big squad and a superb squad."
Source: Newcastle United Mad