Tim Sherwood is to be 'relieved of his duties' by Tottenham in the summer, reports Sky Sports.

The Englishman had a promising start to his position as Spurs boss after taking over from André Villas-Boas in December 2013.

However, a few months on, Tottenham reside in 7th in the Premier League table, and are no longer part of any of the cup competitions.

This has led to Sherwood becoming greatly out of favour with many Tottenham supporters, who are unhappy seeing their team fall 1-0 to Arsenal and 4-0 to Liverpool to name just a couple of the results that have left Sherwood under fire.

He has won 10 and lost nine of his 22 games in charge, and fans have been unimpressed.

The 45-year-old had this to say ahead of tonight's match-up with Sunderland: "I can't say much right now. What I can say is tonight is business as usual.

"I'm setting this team up to win a football match for the benefit of the club and the 35,000 Spurs fans who will come and watch. I'll speak at a later stage."

The news that Sherwood is to leave Tottenham has started speculation about who might replace him.

A few immediate candidates include Louis van Gaal, Mauricio Pochettino and Frank de Boer.

Van Gaal looks exceedingly likely as he has been continuously linked with the club and is also set to leave his current post, as manager of the Netherlands national team, after this year's World Cup in Brazil.

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