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Tottenham Hotspur Sack Manager Tim Sherwood

tim sherwood2 Tottenham Hotspur Sack Manager Tim Sherwood

Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Tim Sherwood with immediate effect.

Club chairman Daniel Levy released the following statement today:

“We appointed Tim mid-season as someone who knew both the players and the Club.

“We agreed an 18-month contract with a break clause at the end of the season and we have now exercised that option.

“Since appointing Tim as Assistant First Team Coach in 2008 and then as Technical Co-ordinator in 2010 and Head of Football Development in 2012, we have been supportive of him during football management changes throughout that period. On behalf of the Club, I should like to state our thanks for all his efforts during his years with us. We wish him great success in his managerial career.

“Moving forward, now the season is over, we shall embark on the process of finding a new Head Coach. We have a talented squad and exciting young players coming through. We need to build on this season, develop our potential and inspire the kind of performances that we associate with our great Club.”

While the news comes as no surprise, it’ll be a relief to most Tottenham supporters who can now move on and look forward to a new manager — whether it be Frank de Boer, Louis van Gaal or another top boss.

While in charge of Tottenham from December 2013 to May 2014, Sherwood had a win percentage of 50%. But despite the record, Sherwood’s side got thrashed in a few games against top opposition, and the players at times seemed to be uninterested in playing for the manager.

In Sherwood’s last game in charge, he let one of the Tottenham supporters come down from the stand to sit in his seat in the dugout. The supporter had been critical of Sherwood since he’s been in charge, telling him what to do and which players to bring on, so Sherwood turned the tables and told the fan to sit in his seat and to pretend to take charge of the Cockerels.

Here’s footage of Tim Sherwood’s last press conference as Tottenham boss:

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6 Responses to Tottenham Hotspur Sack Manager Tim Sherwood

  1. Mufc77 says:

    Perfect fit for David Moyes.

  2. Keith Wikle says:

    Seems that the clubs directors, and ownership are more the problem than the manager. They did have an unrealistic set of expectations. They wasted money on players who had never played in English Football before. Appointed AVB in the first place, then let alone sacking him mid-season.

    I kind of agreed with Sherwood, that the capitulations against the top 4 were on the players, where was the blood and thunder? Other teams who were positioned far lower with poor records, went for it, and either tied or at least competed against liverpool, man city, arsenal and chelsea.

    Sherwood salvaged the remainder of spurs season, pulled adebayor out of the weeds, found some great homegrown talent from the team, Kane, Bentaleb.

    If spurs are going to compete, you have to have a realistic set of expectations, a plan and stick with it. Not sure why Spurs directors and owners are so fickle.

  3. Cody (#2) says:

    With the impending player sales, & the chance to coach a team qualified for Europe, I’d bet Pochettino will leave Southampton for Spurs.

  4. scrumper says:

    Levy has such an appalling record with managers who the hell wants to go to White Hart Lane and have to fix his £100M blunder?

  5. brn442 says:

    Well said Keith. Levy should sack himself.

  6. Martin J. says:

    Here at the top 3 candidates to replace Sherwood, in my opinion.

    1. Pochettino knows the league and has done very well at Southampton. With Southampton on the verge of selling their best players, Pochettino might be willing to leave.

    2. Frank de Boer has a very good CV at Ajax and he works under a technical director there which is what Spurs has is also a plus. Will be new to the league and might take him time to adjust. Will Spurs give him time?

    3. Roberto Mancini would love to work in England again and he won a title and knows the league. He might just be the disciplinarian Spurs could use.

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