New man’s decision to select youngster Nabil Bentaleb against City in midweek caused raised eyebrows in the Spurs dressing room.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has already lost patience with new head coach Tim Sherwood and is now set to replace the Englishman with experienced manager Louis Van Gaal in the White Hart Lane hot seat at the end of the season, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
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Sherwood only took over from previous Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas at the north London club in December, however, despite winning five of his first six matches in charge of the team, Levy is said to still have not been impressed with the new man at the helm.
And after Wednesday night’s 5-1 Premier League mauling against Manchester City at the Lane,the Spurs supremo has now decided to replace Sherwood come the end of the season with Netherlands national team coach Van Gaal.
“Am I still in contact with Spurs? There will come a moment that I can talk about that,” the 62-year-old said recently when quizzed on rumours linking him with the Spurs job.
“Look at my CV. I have won a trophy every season during my club career.
“I am a winner and craving a trophy. This is why I am sick of being a national coach. I only see the players eight times a year. I am not enjoying the job of national coach at all.
“After the World Cup I want to coach a big club again and win trophies. Otherwise I will retire.’’