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Sherwood sacking leaves question marks over future of 4 players - who?

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

As the inevitable happened, we take a look at the four players that may be effected the most by Tottenham Hotspur manager's departure this summer.

The writing was seemingly on the wall from day one and despite recording an impressive win-percentage, the former Blackburn striker didn't do enough in order to win the trust of Daniel Levy.

Sherwood, 45, may have been an easy target for the press to assault due to his outspoken and often blunt nature, however, it would be unfair to suggest his management style was a complete failure.

With that in mind, we take a look at four players who could be worse off with regards to Sherwood's departure. 

Tom Carroll

The England under-21 midfielder has received mixed reviews from Queens Park Rangers supporters, however, it is no secret that Tim Sherwood remained a huge fan of the 21-year-old.

In the past, Sherwood spoke of how Carroll could play for Barcelona and more recently opened up to how he tried to bring the youngster back from his loan-spell in West London.

Nevertheless, it is also no secret his spell in West London has been, for the most part, disappointing. I would suggest that with a new manager coming in, it looks unlikely he will carry the same reputation into next season.

Danny Rose

After seeing Tottenham linked with England legend Ashley Cole, the, now former, Tottenham boss urged the decision makers at Spurs to stick with current left-back Danny Rose.

'The fans want to improve all the time but there's no guarantee that someone's going to come in from the outside and be any better than Danny Rose or any other player,' said Sherwood. 'Danny's done well. He's only young and he's still learning'

It could be an anxious summer for the 23-year-old as he looks to be one player who could potentially lose his place under new management.

Harry Kane

The 20-year-old who recently hit the goal-trail at White Hart Lane thanked  Tim Sherwood for handing him the opportunity to break into the Tottenham first-team.

'He gave me the chance here. I was training well and looking sharp,' Kane said. 'When he was going to play me, he let me know a few days before and I've been able to repay his faith with goals.'

However, much like Carroll, it could be an even bigger mountain to climb next season if he is to keep his place in the Tottenham team. Any new manager coming into Spurs is likely to want to bring in their own players and the forward position is currently the hot-topic.

Emmanuel Adebayor

After being out-of-favour with former manager Andre Villa-Boas, the former Arsenal striker really took the chance under Sherwood with both hands.

The Togolese striker netted 14 goals in 25 games this season, and had his fourth best goalscoring season in the league since his £3m move from Monaco to Arsenal in 2006.

Although the player has rebuilt his reputation and is likely to be a part of the squad next season, it does beg the question if he will be able to replicate this season's form next term.

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