The 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder was described by Spurs boss Tim Sherwood as ‘not up to it’ following his return from injury and left out of the Tottenham team that faced Fulham last month. The midfielder appears to have been somewhat unhappy with his manager’s decision, judging by his comments about the coach this week.
"He (Sherwood) will leave at the end of the season," Sandro told ESPN Brazil. "Then, new coach, new everything."
"I do not know anything yet (about my future), but I'm happy to have my name talked about with a club the size of Sao Paulo.”
The Brazil international has been linked by media in his homeland with a return to Brazil, where he spent his youth career and two years at senior level with Internacional.
Sandro has seen three managers come and go, as Sherwood is expected to be relieved of his duties as head coach just as Andre Villas-Boas was in December and Harry Redknapp was before him back in 2012.
There have been a number of new arrivals to the squad since he arrived and despite his status as a key player for Spurs over the last few seasons – some of his performances have been outstanding when he has been fully fit – he has struggled this term to force his way back into the team after recovering from a calf injury suffered in December.
His injuries in recent season have, of course, not helped but neither do comments from his manager Sherwood that he is not up to it, as the boss said last month. Whether Sherwood meant physically or otherwise is unknown but Sandro seems to be considering a move away from White Hart Lane, judging by his suggesting he is happy to have his name linked with a move to Sao Paulo. There will indeed likely be a new coach, new everything this summer at White Hart Lane but will there be a new club and new challenge for Sandro?