Louis van Gaal poised to join Tottenham in the summer

Tottenham are set to replace Tim Sherwood with Dutch coach Louis van Gaal in the summer, according to the Express.

Spurs currently occupy fifth place in the Premier League, and Sherwood knows he must achieve a top four finish if he wants to stay in the job.

Chairman Daniel Levy oversaw a major squad overhaul in the summer, and sanctioned moves that totaled over £100million, following the world record sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

Levy sacked former manager Andre Villas-Boas shortly before Christmas, and wants a world class manager in place to turn Tottenham into title challengers.

Spurs held talks with Van Gaal before giving Sherwood the job, with the Dutchman reportedly unwilling to do two jobs at once.

However, Van Gaal is understood to be wanting to quit the Dutch national side after the summer’s World Cup, and Levy is ready to take advantage of the situation.

“Look at my CV. I have won a trophy every season during my club career,” Van Gaal said.

“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.”

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