Tim Sherwood sacked as Tottenham manager

12:29 13 May 2014

Tottenham's head coach Tim Sherwood

Tottenham's head coach Tim Sherwood


Manager Tim Sherwood has parted company with Tottenham, club chairman Daniel Levy has announced.

Sherwood took charge of Spurs in December last year on an 18-month deal following the departure of Andre Villas-Boas although his future has been under scrutiny for some time.

Despite leading the north London club to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League, ensuring qualification for the Europa League next season, it has been decided the 45-year-old will not continue in his role.

In a statement on the club’s official website, Levy said: “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.”

Sherwood has long been battling against suggestions he would be relieved of his duties at the end of the season - with names such as Louis van Gaal, Frank de Boer and Mauricio Pochettino consistently linked to the post.

Having worked with the club’s younger players, Sherwood has stated many times that he would never wish to return to his developmental role with Spurs.

When asked in his press conference ahead of their final game of the season against Aston Villa he revealed he was not confident he would be managing anywhere next year.

During his spell in charge Sherwood compared his position to that of a babysitter and a supply teacher but did guide the club to victories over Manchester United at Old Trafford, ending the season with a win percentage of 59 per cent.

The club’s statement went on to suggest a new head coach is not yet in place.

“Moving forward, now the season is over, we shall embark on the process of finding a new head coach,” it continued.

“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.”

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