by Karl Hofer.
Sadly, but predictably, Tim Sherwood’s time at the helm of Spurs is up, despite former Tottenham hero Ossie Ardiles declaring that sacking Sherwood will not provide Spurs with the solution to their problems.
Daniel Levy craves regular Champions League football, and sacked Andre Villas-Boas when he no longer believed that AVB was the man to lead them to a top four finish this term.
Sherwood was given the top job as a temporary measure, and despite steadying the ship, was relieved of his duties shortly after the season finished – confirming the widely-held belief that he was never in the frame for the job beyond the seasons conclusion.
But Ardiles, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, declared that replacing the coach yet again will not solve Spurs’ many problems.
“I believe that the players we have bought in this season have been the problem. They are not performing the way we expected. I don’t want to name names, but basically all the people we have bought. This is a serious, serious problem.
“At the end of the day, whoever the manager is, AVB earlier in the season and later on Tim, there is not a lot you can do with the kind of players we have right now.”
The new incumbent will certainly have a big job on his hands, rebuilding a team that was rebuilt less than a year ago with the money from the Gareth Bale sale. Many people will tell you that was money poorly spent for the most part – yet AVB and now Sherwood have paid with their jobs, and neither was to blame for that mess in the transfer market.
After what was his final game in charge of Spurs, who finished in sixth spot, Sherwood told Sky Sports: “It’s been a great learning curve for me.
“The one thing I have learned about football is that it’s all about winning, and if you win it covers up a multitude of sins.
“It’s an impulsive game. People who don’t know the game make impulsive decisions and that’s what they continue to do unfortunately.”
As for the new man; Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is the apple of Levy’s eye, whilst Frank de Boer has been strongly linked with the post for weeks now.
Next Permanent Spurs Boss
de Boer: 2/1
Odds courtesy of SkyBet.