Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has informed Tim Sherwood he will be replaced at the end of the season.

The Daily Mail says Sherwood watched Tottenham thump Sunderland on Monday night knowing it was already too late to stop him losing his job as White Hart Lane manager next month.

Levy held a meeting to make it clear he has chosen to go in a different direction at the end of the season after what he sees as a failed experiment with his highly-rated academy coach.

Levy, who did not attend Monday night's game, wants current Holland coach Louis van Gaal to start work after this summer's World Cup, having learned that the 62-year-old can now negotiate a pre-contract.