Moyes to Spurs?! They would be better off with...

David Moyes

As former Manchester United boss David Moyes is linked with Tottenham Hotspur, the numbers actually show they would be better off with Tim Sherwood.

David Moyes has had an incredibly rough ride as Manchester United manager, however, a lot of what led to his sacking was definitely brought on by himself. For instance, the gutting out of Sir Alex Ferguson's backroom staff.

Nevertheless, the bookies have made David Moyes one of the favourites for the Tottenham Hotspur job, if it becomes available in the summer.

The job was heavily linked to Louis van Gaal, who still remains the favourite. But it seems van Gaal may opt for the Manchester United job instead, if offered.

Therefore, it is reasonable that Moyes - who left Everton with an incredibly high stock - could be in the mind of Daniel Levy if he does in fact sack Sherwood at the end of the year.

Sherwood, like Moyes, has had a rough ride in management this season, although a lot of what is said about the former Blackburn midfielder, in my opinion, is quite harsh and the numbers show that.

When Sherwood took over from Andre Villa-Boas, he had a team that was eighth in the table and under heavy scrutiny. United sat with one point more than Tottenham, although they had played a game more.

Sherwood won his first Premier League game in charge, 3-2 against Southampton, and since then he has managed to leapfrog both Manchester United and Newcastle in the league. In fact, his win percentage and Premier League managerial record is respectable.

Up until Tim Sherwood took charge of his first game...

Tottenham Hotspur - played 16 - won 8, drawn 3, lost 5 - scored 15, conceded 21 - 27 points

Manchester United - played 17 - won 8, drawn 4, lost 5 - scored 28, conceded 20 - 28 points

The table today...

Tottenham Hotspur - played 35 - won 19, drawn 6, lost 10 - scored 51, conceded 49 - 63 points

Manchester United - played 34 - won 17, drawn 6, lost 11 - scored 56, conceded 40 - 57 points

Tim Sherwood, in the 19 Premier League games he has managed, has won 11, drawn 3 and lost 5. Over the course of the whole season that would accumulate roughly 72 points, the same amount Spurs recorded last season.

David Moyes on the other hand would accumulate 64 points, which last season would have seen him finish just one point above Everton, his former club.

The numbers seem to back Sherwood over Moyes, which given the state of the two clubs is undoubtedly true. Moyes was given a full pre-season and two transfer windows with a fund of around £70million.

On the other hand, Sherwood was given a huge squad of disgruntled, arguably average and injury-hit players and had no room to manoeuvre in January.

Although neither will be in the running for PFA's manager of the year award, in my opinion, Sherwood wins this battle.

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