Martin Jol has been named assistant coach to Spurs boss Jacques Santini.
Jol played in England with Coventry and West Brom
Jol's agent Mino Raiola has been in London finalising details with the Premiership club for a three-year contract for the RKC Waalwijk coach.
Jol, 48, who has played for West Brom and Coventry, told his website he was attracted by the idea of working in the Premiership and by Spurs' history.
He said: "With players like Ossie Ardiles and Glenn Hoddle, Spurs have always played beautiful football."
He added: "The club has a glorious history."
"I regard Jacques Santini as one of the best coaches in Europe and am very
excited at the prospect of working with him, sporting director Frank Arnesen
and all the good players that we have at the club."
Santini said: "He knows the English game extremely well and that knowledge and experience will be invaluable in helping us to implement our coaching ideas and methods as quickly as possible."
During his time with Waalwijk, Jol saved the club from relegation in 1999 before
turning them into a team which pressed for European qualification in the Dutch
He was named Dutch football writers' coach of the year in 2001 and 12 months
later also collected the players and coaches' coach of the year accolade.
Jol also had a successful two-year spell as coach of Roda, where he won the
Dutch Cup in 1997.
As well as playing for his hometown club Den Haag, the former midfielder also
had spells at Bayern Munich and spent four years in the English top flight while
also representing Holland at all international levels.