Tim Sherwood - master of all I survey [Photo: Logan Holmes]

Tim Sherwood No Longer Tottenham Manager

Tottenham have announced that Tim Sherwood has left the club. The club issued a statement at lunch-time today bringing to an end Sherwood’s five months as manager at Spurs, having replaced Andre Villas-Boas in December.

Tim Sherwood, a former Tottenham player, had returned to White Hart Lane in 2008 as a coach when Harry Redknapp was manager. He later took over responsibility for the Development Squad, working to bring young players through from the Academy. He stepped up as interim manager and then with an 18-month contract last December when AVB was sacked.

There has been constant speculation about Sherwood’s future at the club and the termination of his contract is not unexpected.

The club statement said,

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

The club thanked Sherwood for his work at the Tottenham and wished him well in his future career in management.

As I suggested last week, Tottenham needed to take decisive action once the season was over and as expected, after Ledley King’s testimonial was over, Daniel Levy has acted swiftly.

WHO Will be the Next Manager?

Tottenham now embark on the process of finding another manager/head coach as quickly as possible so that they can start to prepare for next season. There are many possible candidates on the list as Danial Levy starts to consider his options – Frank de Boer (Ajax), Roberto Martinez (Everton), Mauricio Pochettinio (Southampton) and Rafa Benitez (Napoli) plus other managers who may be considering a return to club management after the World Cup Finals.

The favourite at present would appear to be Pochettino who has impressed in his 18 months at Southampton but many would prefer Frank de Boer although his talk in the media in Holland may have dealt him a harmful blow. A manager with experience in the Premier League would be Benitez.

Whoever is appointed, they will need to be able to quickly gain the respect of the players to ensure there isn’t an exodus of top players immediately after the World Cup Finals.

Another summer wait for the appointment of a new manager at White Hart Lane – nothing ever really changes!


Tags: Manager Soccer Tim Sherwood Tottenham Hotspur

  • http://hotmail.co.uk flashman

    Well done Daniel,we’d better acheive something under the new twonk,or it wont be placards being carried down Tottenham High Rd,more like lengths of rope.

    • Logan Holmes

      That’s the concern, Levy’s tried so often to find a manager but never finds one able to bring success to Spurs and that he can work with.

  • jim

    The clear top 5 at present seem to be

    de Boer

    • http://hotmail.co.uk flashman

      oh boy thats really cheered me up,I hope they like short term jobs.

      • Logan Holmes

        Very hard t knwo who would consider taking over with our record of short-term appointments. Taking over at WHL could be a sure recipe for ending a promising managerial career.

    • Logan Holmes

      Had put Moyes out of my mind although Levy might like him with his record at Everton with little money to spend in the transfer market.

  • jim

    Anyone directly replacing SAF was going to find things difficult. Moyes at age 51 still has a lot going for him, and could turn out a good appointment. He would be pretty determined to do well and put United behind him. He could wait for offers nearer home, or may think a fresh start in London would be good for him.

    • Logan Holmes

      I’d always thought O’Neill would be a good option but think his time’s past – he didn’t do much with Sunderland and not sure his style of play would be acceptable at WHL.

      • 008

        He reminds me of Danny Blanchflower. Think he could be made for Spurs. Many thought Danny was past it before Spurs won the double.