Former England international and current Spurs coach Tim Sherwood is tipped to take over Gus Poyet as Brighton manager.
Ex-Blackburn Rovers midfielder Tim Sherwood is being lined up as potential replacement for his former Spurs teammate Gus Poyet as Brighton manager.
Poyet, his assistant manager Mauricio Taricco and first-team coach Charlie Oatway were all suspended last month after comments the Uruguayan made following their play-off exit to Crystal Palace.
His three and a half year stint at the Amex Stadium is expected to end this week, with the Daily Star understanding that Sherwood is in pole position to take over the Championship club.
Brighton chief executive Paul Barber has already worked with Sherwood during his time as Tottenham executive director, where the former midfielder is currently working as technical co-ordinator.
Sherwood has been a coach at White Hart Lane for nearly five years, since being brought back to the club by then manager Harry Redknapp in October 2008.
The 44-year-old is highly thought of at Spurs, with their chairman Daniel Levy rejecting attempts last year from Blackburn Rovers to make him their next manager.
The bookies widely have Sherwood as second favourite to take over as manager, with ex-Barca midfielder Oscar Garcia Junyen, former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp and current Brentford boss Uwe Rosler also linked.