Tottenham latest: World Cup hope for Erik Lamela, Sherwood to return to old post?

Erik Lamela

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday evening.

Erik Lamela could still be part of the Argentina World Cup squad despite his disappointing first season at White Hart Lane according to the London Evening Standard.

Lamela, Tottenham’s record signing, has made 17 appearances for the club this season and has been sidelined for much of 2014 with a back injury, and is unlikely to feature in the final five games of the campaign.

The Independent is reporting that Head Coach Tim Sherwood will be offered his old job as technical coordinator, overseeing the development of young players.

Sherwood has been in charge of the first team since the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas in December but there has been plenty of speculation surrounding his position – with Netherlands boss Louis Van Gaal heavily fancied to take charge after the World Cup in the summer.

The report says that it has been made clear to Sherwood that he will not be in charge beyond the final game of the season and that all that remains is to reach a settlement on the final 12 months of Sherwood’s contract, after he signed an 18 month deal in the winter.

It also states that coach Les Ferdinand is unlikely to stay at the club.

Hugo Lloris has said the side put on a very good performance as they bounced back from their heavy defeat against Liverpool with a 5-1 win over Sunderland at White Hart Lane on Monday night.

The goalkeeper told the official website: “We had to show respect and pride in front of our fans so it was important for us to win.

“I think we put on a very good performance. Again, we conceded a goal from an individual mistake but we didn’t give up, we still played, and we showed great effort to come back and win the game.

“After the second goal we controlled the game and we continued to go forward and create opportunities to score.”

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