Tottenham latest, Sherwood says side fulfilled potential, interest in Man City midfielder

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Monday evening.

Whilst Tottenham Hotspur continue their search for a new Head Coach, the one they have just sacked in Tim Sherwood has told TalkSport that the side never stood a chance of finishing in the top four.

Spurs finished in sixth place on 69 points, 10 points behind Arsenal who finished in the fourth Champions League spot, something which was target by the club at the start of the season.

Sherwood is quoted saying the side fulfilled its potential after it lost Gareth Bale to Real Madrid last summer.

He said: “You’re talking about a team that lost Gareth Bale, one of the best footballers in the world. Gareth scored 21 goals for that football club [last season] and God knows how many assists.

“We lost Jermain Defoe and Clint Dempsey. They are proven goalscorers in the Premier League and we replaced them with Roberto Soldado, who is a good player, but he has never played in the competition before, along with six other players who were in the same position.”

One man that looks as if he won’t be replacing Sherwood at White Hart Lane is former Liverpool and Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez, who is currently at Napoli.

The Daily Mail have picked up on quotes from Italy, where he hinted at a long stay in Naples.

He said: “I work for the team but also for the club to create a structure for the long term. I live season by season but I may well stay here for 10 years.”

Tottenham have emerged as one of the favourites to sign Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, according to the Daily Express.

Barry has been on loan at Everton for the season and has been in impressive form. The report also says that Arsenal are interested in the securing the services of the 33-year-old.

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