JOE Kinnear is being sensationally lined up to take over at Spurs. Kinnear will end his six-year romance with Wimbledon in the close season and take over at White Hart Lane after current manager Gerry Francis is shown the door by chairman Alan Sugar. Sugar craves success for Spurs and sees Kinnear, who as a player spent 12 years at the club winning domestic and European honours, as the man to lead Tottenham back to glory. Staff at White Hart Lane believe Francis, who has been in charge for two years, may go of his own volition before the end of the season since Spurs are safe from relegation but not competing for honours. Kinnear has always had a soft spot for his old club and is on record as saying: 'Things started to go wrong for Spurs when Ossie Ardiles took over. 'When Spurs took a nosedive it was hard for me, as well as their fans, as I played for them for a long time.' Meanwhile, Everton's millionaire chairman Peter Johnson has vowed that the new man in the hotseat at Goodison will be a 'world class' manager. Johnson knows he has to appease disgruntled supporters and said: 'I have a major decision to make and the fans will demand I get it right. I hope to appoint a world-class manager by the summer.' Top of the list is former England manager Bobby Robson, who is having an unhappy time at Barcelona.