Tottenham star offers gushing comments on Sherwood

Emmanuel Adebayor is open about his admiration for Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood, and will be sorry to see him go if that is indeed what happens.

Depending on which player you ask at White Hart Lane, there is likely to be a variety of contrasting responses on the possible departure of head coach Sherwood.

If you ask one of the club's South American contingent, there will almost certainly be a different answer than if you chat to one of the many academy graduates to have come through under his stewardship. 

Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor is firmly in the camp of the Sherwood fans, with the former Arsenal man out in the wilderness under previous boss Andre Villas-Boas. The Englishman's arrival as manager saw Adebayor come straight back into the starting eleven, a move which has seen an outstanding second half to the season from the African star - netting 13 times in 24 games.

Understandably then, Tottenham's big forward is hoping that Sherwood will still be in charge come the beginning of the 2014-15 season.

"Hopefully he stays, but I am not the chairman of the club so I can't tell you anything about that," Adebayor told the Tottenham Journal website.

"We will see what happens in the future.

"No matter where he goes, I will always keep him in my heart and I have a huge respect for him - as a manager, as a friend, as an ex-footballer, because he knows what it takes to be a footballer.

"He respects everyone equally, and for me he is a great man and a great manager."

Even if Sherwood does leave, it does not temper Adebayor's belief that next season could be his best yet.

“Hopefully I will have a proper pre-season, because for the last three years I haven’t had one. It’s very difficult for a player not to have a pre-season.

“I’m definitely looking forward to that one and hopefully this will lead to my best season ever. I have the quality and a big belief in myself. I know I can do it and I will do it."

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