Tottenham boss' imminent exit confirmed by 'happy' Sandro

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood will leave his current role at the end of the season, according to midfielder Sandro.

The subject of Sherwood's future has been a hot topic for several weeks now, with many appearing to believe that the North Londoners will be looking to replace a man who succeeded Andre Villas-Boas on an 18-month deal back in December.

"Sherwood will leave at the end of the season," Tottenham midfielder Sandro told ESPN Brazil in an interview that was quoted by The Metro.

Such news even appeared to excite Sandro, with the Brazilian international's own relationship with Sherwood having appeared rather strained in recent times.

"Then it’s a new coach – a new everything! I am happy at the moment."

Although admired by some for his forthright opinions and commendable habit of tackling issues head on, it is unlikely that too many fans will be left too upset in the event that Tottenham do indeed dispense of Sherwood's services this summer.

A surprise choice when he got the job in the first place, Sherwood - who represented Tottenham for four years as a player between 1999-03 - has often confused with his tactical approach and has also done preciously little to satisfy agitated supporters who are mystified by the club's lack of progress given the substantial funds they lavished on a plethora of new signings following the departure of Gareth Bale.

Just who exactly is in the frame to replace Sherwood remains unclear, but heavy media speculation in recent days has continued to link Ajax boss Frank de Boer with the position at White Hart Lane.

43-year-old De Boer - a former Dutch international who enjoyed a lengthy playing career at the very highest level - is one of European football's most highly-rated young managers, having already won the Eredivisie on four separate occasions.

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