Louis Van Gaal Moves Step Closer To Being Appointed Tottenham Manager

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Dutch national coach Louis van Gaal is understood to be happy to work with the current crop of first-team players at Tottenham Hotspur if he takes over from head coach Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane next season, according to reports in the Independent.

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The experienced former Ajax, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is the favourite to succeed Sherwood at the north London club this summer if as expected chairman Daniel Levy does decide to part company with the current Spurs trainer.

Sherwood was only appointed as the successor to former manager Andre Villas-Boas last December, with Levy surprising many by handing the young Englishman an 18-month contract.

However, with Tottenham now looking increasingly unlikely to finish this campaign in the top four of the Premier League, and with it gain entry into the Uefa Champions League, then Sherwood looks set for the axe this summer.

And it is understood that Van Gaal has already promised Levy that he will be able to work with the current crop of players in north London next season, something Sherwood recently claimed he would be unwilling to do.

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