The chief executive of the League Managers' Association says chairman Daniel Levy should be applauded for his patience in the procedure of selecting a new manager.
Former Wolves boss John Barnwell feels that the club have adopted the correct approach in the process of seeking out a successor to Glenn Hoddle, being thorough in attempting to select the right man with the right credentials, refusing to be rushed into an early decision and allowing the necessary time to make an appointment.
"I think Daniel Levy and Tottenham are going about it the right way," Barnwell told PA Sport.
"They are not going to be rushed into making a hasty appointment and they want to be as sure as they can that the person they appoint meets all the criteria they have set out in their template.
"You cannot be xenophobic about this, you pick the right man for the job and, from what we have seen, I think Spurs should be applauded for their approach so far."