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Report: Tim Sherwood has been sacked as Spurs manager

May 13, 2014, 7:36 AM EDT

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The BBC is reporting that Tottenham Hotspur has parted ways with manager Tim Sherwood after a half-year at the helm of 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,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

Sherwood guided Spurs to a sixth-place finish after taking over for Andre Villas-Boas in late 2013, but his club was routinely throttled by top-end Premier League competition.

The end of his time at Spurs was controversial thanks to plenty of reports that the club was actively seeking his replacement, speculation that caused Tottenham to release statements disputing comments from Frank de Boer and Ajax amongst others.

For his part, Sherwood was not shy about trumpeting his accomplishments at Tottenham (nor was he shy about much else). The former Spurs and Portsmouth player won 59 percent of his matches for the White Hart Lane club.

Besides de Boer, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and Holland’s Louis van Gaal had been linked with the expected opening (though van Gaal has emerged as the clubhouse leader to take the Manchester United job).

  1. Comrade23 - May 13, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Most successful tottenham manager in history, sacked.

    Sure, why not.

    • achap39 - May 13, 2014 at 3:45 PM

      Three goals against every other team playing in Europe next year under Sherwood. THREE.

  2. sparkydelong - May 13, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    It does seem a little odd that the 5th place manager is lauded and considered a candidate for manager of the year while the 6th place manager gets fired. Very curious to see where he ends up.

    • lyleoross - May 13, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      Wouldn’t that be because Tottenham isn’t satisfied with second tier status? They want the top, and against the top teams, Tim’s Spurs looked awful. Good enough is, well, good enough.

    • lorenzo463 - May 13, 2014 at 5:24 PM

      As long as we are removing all context from our discussion, you might ask why the 7th place manager didn’t get a bonus.

    • achap39 - May 13, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      Everton beat Chelsea (1-0), drew with Liverpool (3-3), drew with Arsenal (1-1) and beat them later in the season (4-0). Spurs didn’t get a single point from any of the Top 4 under Sherwood.

      Only two teams gave up fewer goals (Chelsea, MC) than Everton.

      Everton lost only three games at Goodison Park all season. Spurs dropped two at WHL in Sherwood’s half-season.

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