Jermaine Jenas asks a key question of Daniel Levy

Jermaine Jenas

The BBC pundit has raised the inevitable question of Tottenham Hotspur and Tim Sherwood.

Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has asked a key question of the north London club's chairman Daniel Levy, according to BBC Football's Match of the Day.

Indeed, Jenas has pondered - something someone was bound to do after he guided Aston Villa to a 1-0 win over his former side - whether Tottenham are really better off having sacked Tim Sherwood.

Jenas was keen to point out, though, that he is fully behind the job Mauricio Pochettino is doing at White Hart Lane.

However, he admits he asks himself whether it was worth Tottenham sacking Sherwood - a question that inadvertently examines the ultimate decision of the man in charge at White Hart Lane: Levy.

The former Spurs midfielder turned pundit said on Match of the Day: “I think Pochettino’s done a good job. But the question I ask myself is: was it worth sacking Tim?

“He’s doing a fantastic job at Villa and he did a fantastic job at Spurs.

“Would they be better off? I don’t want to have a go at Pochettino because I do think he’s done well for them.”

After finishing sixth under Sherwood (and half a season under Andre Villas-Boas), Tottenham face the realistic possibility of ending up in a worse position this term (they currently sit seventh in the Premier League table).

It may be premature to criticise Pochettino, of course, and it's something Jenas hasn't done. Opinion on Sherwood, meanwhile, is still very split within the Spurs camp. Like Marmite, there are those strongly against his sacking - but what appears to be a much larger majority glad he left White Hart lane.

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