Tim Sherwood Leaves Tottenham

Tim Sherwood has left his position as Tottenham head coach, after guiding the Premier League club to a sixth-place finish.

Ex-Spurs midfielder, Sherwood, succeeded Andres Villas-Boas in December, with the White Hart Lane outfit five points adrift of the Champions League qualifying spots. He ended the campaign ten points shy of fourth-placed Arsenal but sealed a place in next season’s Europa League with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on the final day of the season.

“We appointed Tim mid-season as someone who knew both the players and the Club. We agreed an 18-month contract with a break clause at the end of the season and we have now exercised that option.

Tim Sherwood  Won 14, Drew 4 and Lost 10 of His 28 Matches as Tottenham Manager. Impressive.
Tim Sherwood Won 14, Drew 4 and Lost 10 of His 28 Matches as Tottenham Manager. Impressive.

“On behalf of the club, I should like to state our thanks for all his efforts during his years with us. We wish him great success in his managerial career,” Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said.

The 45-year-old English coach, who made 3 international appearances in his playing days, had a top flight win percentage of 59%- the best of any Tottenham boss in the history of the top division.

He joined Tottenham as a player in 1999 from Blackburn, where he won the Premier League title in 1995, and left the club in 2003.

He returned to the side’s coaching staff in 2008 under manager Harry Redknapp, following shot spells at Portsmouth and Coventry City.

He was serving as a technical coordinator with the ‘Whites’ when chairman Levy asked him to take charge of the first team on interim basis.

“Moving forward now the season is over, we shall embark on the process of finding a new Head Coach,” Levy continued. “We have a talented squad and exciting young players coming through. We need to build on this season, develop our potential and inspire the kind of performance s that we associate with our great club.”