Confirmed: Tim Sherwood sacked by Tottenham

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After weeks of rumours, head coach Tim Sherwood has been dismissed by Spurs.

Tim Sherwood has been sacked by Tottenham this afternoon.

Having been appointed in December last year following Andre Villas-Boas' dismissal, Sherwood initially was in temporary charge at White Hart Lane, before a decent initial set of results saw him awarded an 18-month contract.

Despite possessing the highest Premier League win ratio of any Tottenham manager, the former Blackburn midfielder struggled to improve performances and participated in several public falling outs with his players.

He leaves the club having finished in sixth position, just three points short of the club's record points haul last year, and set for the Europa League next season. 

Daniel Levy made the following statement on the Tottenham website:

“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."

Sherwood was in charge of the Tottenham side in last night's testimonial for Ledley King, and his time as manager will be defined as a period where he constantly failed to abate rumours on who will replace him at the Lane.

They are likely to intensify in the coming days with reports linking Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax's Frank de Boer to the now vacant post.

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