Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Tim Sherwood, the club has confirmed. Chairman, Daniel Levy, commented on the subject:
“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.”
This has been one hell of a season for Spurs. Despite spending over 100m in the transfer market, Spurs didn’t live up to the expectations, as they finished the season on sixth, 10 points behind fourth placed Arsenal.
Sherwood took the job after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked in December, however, the club’s results (six defeats in 22 league games in charge) hardly improved. During his short period at the club, there were reports about players unrest in the dressing room, while he made several controversial comments as well on few players.
What should be the biggest concern for the fans, following the sackings of two managers within a season is, the club will be forced to rebuild again under a new manager, instead of carrying forward from the good works done in the previous campaign.