Levy is looking to replace the Englishman with Van Gaal.
Despite having only been in charge of Tottenham Hotspur for less than two months, Tim Sherwood is being lined up to be replaced by Louis Van Gaal by chairman Daniel Levy, according to the Mirror.
Levy is a keen supporter of Sherwood, but has been frustrated with some of the Englishman’s managerial tactics and would prefer the 44-year-old to work on Van Gaal’s staff.
The former Spurs midfielder has reinstated a 4-4-2 formation at White Hart Lane – which many modern coaches consider to be archaic – and doesn’t appear to have any other options.
Putting Emmanuel Adebayor back in the starting XI has provided some success for Sherwood, who won five out of six league matches when taking over from Andre Villas-Boas.
However, the 1-5 home drubbing by Manchester City exposed the boss’ lack of ideas when up against a top side and greatly damaged the north London team’s Champions League hopes.
Some key players in the Spurs dressing room have become disillusioned with Sherwood’s style and Levy is looking towards a more experienced head in Van Gaal.
The Dutchman has been away from the domestic scene since 2011 when leaving Bayern Munich and then taking over as Netherlands manager 12 months later.
However, Van Gaal has grown frustrated with international football and after the 2014 World Cup is looking to return to club management.
“Am I still in contact with Spurs? There will come a moment that I can talk about that,” the 66-year-old was quoted by the Mirror.
“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.”
During an impressive coaching career with the likes of Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern, Van Gaal has won three Eredivisie titles, two La Liga titles, the Bundesliga and the Champions League.
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