Former Liverpool star slams Sherwood: 'He creates his own problems'

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Former Liverpool and England defender Mark Wright has slammed Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood, labeling the decision to put him in charge as 'odd'.

Tottenham's emphatic win over Sunderland on Monday night gave a small reason to smile for Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood. 

Goals from Adebayor, Kane, Eriksen and Sigurdsson put the Wearside club to the sword, and by the end of it, Sunderland supporters were resigned to becoming relegated. However, if it had not been for the influence of Sherwood, it could be argued that neither Adebayor, nor Kane would have even been close to the pitch.

In a case like this, I find it's often all-to-easy to comment on someone's shortcomings, yet, when it comes to handing out praise, it's rarely forthcoming.

Mark Wright delivered one of the more stinging verdicts, leaving Tim Sherwood in no doubt to which camp he was in. 

'I don't know if it seems odd at all [talk of Sherwood losing his job], I thought it was a pretty odd decision to put him in charge,' said Wright.

'I thought they would have gone for someone with more credentials, you know, a big name to bring in to try and steady the ship and push them on.

'I think Tim Sherwood is, I think he's full of fire and i think he's full of passion, but that sometimes overshadows what really he is about.

'I think he creates his own problems for himself.'

The point about his fire and passion is one that is echoed around both pundits and supporters, however, many argue it's not necessarily a bad thing.

Whatever your standpoint on Sherwood, I don't believe he did deserve such a heavily critical review. Especially not from a player, who by all accounts, has been in a similar position in football management.

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