Tottenham manager Martin Jol has already negotiated a £4million exit from White Hart Lane.
Dutch coach Jol privately accepts that the board want to replace him after they offered his job to Sevilla coach Juande Ramos and Jose Mourinho after his departure from Chelsea.
And Jol has secretly negotiated a severance package with the club and will go as soon as Tottenham are able to appoint a new man to replace him.
Jol will not resign but the current situation leaves Spurs in turmoil and humiliatingly stuck in the relegation zone.
Jol has sought legal advice and help from the League Managers’ Association but will carry on for tomorrow night’s Carling Cup tie at home to Middlesbrough – although defeat could speed up his departure.
Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes was contacted five times by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy last week as he was desperate to appoint the former Chelsea boss.
And Mirror Sport can reveal that Tottenham made a fresh approach for Ramos this weekend.
But Jol last night denied reports that he was on the verge of quitting. He said: “I know that everybody is committed to the cause of making a success of the season.”