'Sad news' - Arsene Wenger on Tim Sherwood sacking

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has offered his commiseration to Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has spoken of his disappointment that Tottenham did not give Tim Sherwood more time.

And his comments have little to do with self-interest, and keeping Arsenal above their rivals, but come from one manager to another, and focus on the hire-and-fire culture so prevalent in the Premier League.

He told Arsenal.com: "For me if it's a Tottenham manager or any other manager it's always sad news when somebody loses his job.

"The only thing that looks a bit worrying is that the speed of the rotation level in the Premier League gets quicker and quicker. That's not a very good sign for the Premier League."

Sherwood was dismissed by Spurs yesterday, despite his win rate of 59 per cent eclipsing previous bosses Andre Villas-Boas and Harry Redknapp.

Chairman Daniel Levy felt that missing out on Champions League football once again meant Spurs had to re-focus, and Southampton's Mauro Pochettino is the bookies favourite to be offered the vacant role.

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