Harry Redknapp
Redknapp appointed Sherwood in 2008. Reuters

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has tipped Tim Sherwood permanently replace Andre Villas-Boas after being put in temporary charge of the club following the 36 year old's sacking on Monday.

Technical co-ordinator Sherwood will take charge of the League Cup tie against West Ham United on Wednesday alongside Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand.

Fabio Capello, Jurgen Klinsmann and Glenn Hoddle are in contention for the vacant manager's position at Tottenham but Redknapp, who was himself sacked in May 2012, has tipped Sherwood for the role on a long-term basis.

"Tim should get the job permanently and work alongside Les Ferdinand," he wrote in The Sun.

"Together, they are old-school Spurs and would do a tremendous job. I brought them both back to the club when I was there because they understand the place.

"They are great coaches and don't forget Tim was captain of Blackburn when they won the Premier League in 1995.

"Why shouldn't he get the job - even though being English will probably go against him."

After making over a century of appearances for Tottenham across four years at the club, Sherwood was appointed to the club's coaching staff by Redknapp in 2008 and current oversees the club's Under-21 development squad and academy.

Sherwood will get the opportunity to stake his claim to be considered for the managers role on a long-term basis starting against West Ham, while he could remain for the trip to Southampton on Sunday.

However, Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles wants to see Glenn Hoddle, sacked by current chairman Daniel Levy in 2004, return to White Hart Lane to take charge in a second spell.

"For me, the man for the job is Glenn Hoddle," he told talkSPORT.

"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."