Tim Sherwood is looking for a new job this morning after he was relieved of duties as Tottenham Hotspur’s head coach yesterday.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy confirmed the club were exercising a break clause in the 18-month deal Sherwood signed during last season to replace Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane.
Sherwood may not have to wait too long for his next job as West Bromwich Albion have emerged as a possible destination for the Londoner along with several sides in the football league.
Sherwood’s results record wasn’t actually that bad but he paid the price for failing to guide the side into the top four, which would have meant Champions League football next season.
He was also superb with the way he man managed his players, bringing high profile and key stars back into the side as he breathed new life into the Tottenham career of Emmanuel Adebayor.
The break clause that was inserted into his deal is likely to have been based around that top four spot as the North London club prepare for another season of playing Europa League football on a Thursday night.
Louis van Gaal had been tipped to take over at Tottenham this summer, but he now seems destined for a move to Manchester United after the World Cup.
Tottenham is one of the best jobs for any manager in European football as the club enjoy competitive resources and a good support base.
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly the new front runner for the position after impressing since he took over at St Marys.
Pochettino is credited with the development of players like Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana, both in the England World Cup squad and both now being tipped to seal £30 million transfers to Manchester United and Liverpool respectively.
Here’s what Tottenham fans have made on Twitter of the club’s decision to move Sherwood on.
Love or hate #sherwood he was forthright, honest, played attacking football and made us laugh. Added value to PL and I hope he's back soon.— Andy Burton (@imandyburton) May 13, 2014
Not everyone's cup of tea, but fair play for trusting youngsters like Kane, Bentaleb etc. Not many would have the balls to do that.#Sherwood— Matt Boosey (@matt3oosey1982) May 13, 2014
Mirror believe Paulinho, Sandro, Capoue, Vertonghen and Lloris were willing to quit if Sherwood had stayed on as manager. #THFC— Daniel Levy (@DanielLevySpurs) May 13, 2014
Sherwood just started at the top. Had he learnt his trade in the Championship and caught Levy's eye, things may have been different. #THFC— Talking THFC™ (@TalkingTHFC) May 13, 2014
Sherwood was sacked for being too outspoken...that was the best thing about him— Ash (@ash96_stevenson) May 14, 2014
Sherwood might have had the highest win percentage of Spurs managers in the Prem he also had the highest loss % in the last 10 years at 39%— Daniel Levy (@DanielLevySpurs) May 13, 2014
Sherwood sacked. Happy days. pic.twitter.com/p63uyS3Ano— Like a Villas-Boas. (@likeavillasboas) May 13, 2014