Some of us have been scanning the news feeds for most of today to see if Daniel Levy has acted swiftly in removing Tim Sherwood as the club’s head coach. Tottenham’s former midfielder had been in charge since December and while he had failed to take the club back into the Champions League, he did defend his record which ended, for 2013-14 at least, with a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa.
“I’ve got a 59 per cent win ratio in the Premier League and I think if I had started the season in charge we’d be in the Champions League,” Sherwood said.
“We’d scored 15 when I took the job and we’ve scored 40 goals since then. It will be interesting to see how I’ve been judged and what I’ve been judged on.”
Tim also declared that he hoped the matter would be resolved very quickly.
“I think it would make sense to have it resolved as soon as possible – I’m not sure what’s going to happen, I haven’t spoken to Daniel about what the future holds,” he added.
“We need to have a sit down and we need to have a chat. I’ve enjoyed it, it’s been great, it’s been an honour to manage this football club and long may it continue.” He added: “If it is to be my last game, life goes on. There were no tears shed out there on the lap of honour. “This club means a lot to me but if I’m not to continue here as manager I’ll be somewhere else.”
A quick announcement would be best for all parties but amidst growing claims that Rafa Benitez is being lined up, who is your favourite for the job?