Gylfi Sigurdsson: This is why Tim Sherwood should be Tottenham manager

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Former Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson believes Tottenham should have kept Tim Sherwood.

When Mauricio Pochettino arrived as Tottenham manager, he was bound to make changes after the club's sixth place finish last season.

In came Eric Dier, Federico Fazio, Ben Davies and Benjamin Stambouli, whilst the Argentine allowed the likes of Heurelho Gomes, Michael Dawson, Iago Falque and Jake Livermore to leave the club.

Another deal completed was the swap deal with Swansea City, which saw goalkeeper Michel Vorm arrive at White Hart Lane in exchange for Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Sigurdsson, 25, was Andre Villas-Boas' first signing back in 2012, arriving for £9m from Hoffenheim after starring in a loan spell at Swansea, scoring seven goals in just 19 games under Brendan Rodgers.

Yet after being in and out of the side at Tottenham, Sigurdsson was allowed to head back to South Wales, where he's already rekindled his touch playing behind Wilfried Bony.

Pochettino clearly didn't think that Sigurdsson could make an impact in his team, but the Iceland international featured regularly under his predecessor Tim Sherwood.

Sherwood won exactly half of his games in charge during a six month spell after the sacking of Villas-Boas, but was also axed by chairman Daniel Levy having failed to get the club in the top four.

Despite many finding Sherwood as something of a joke, Sigurdsson has actually backed him, saying he should be the manager because of his passion to see the club succeed.

"He's a good manager," said Sigurdsson in this month's issue of FourFourTwo. "I really enjoyed playing under him. It's a shame he didn't get the job and stay there for a longer period. The way he talks about the club and he way he feels about it, I'm sure he would have done well."

Sherwood, 45, has been out of work ever since his departure from White Hart Lane, and whilst he's been linked with roles at Brighton, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion, nothing has materialised for the former England international.

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