14 May 2014

Spurs sack manager

6:42 am on 14 May 2014

Tim Sherwood has become the latest Tottenham Hotspur manager to fall foul of the Premier League club, sent packing after only six months in charge.

45-year-old Sherwood replaced the Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas in December after a spending spree fuelled by the world-record sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid failed to propel them to new heights, and they were seventh in the table after thrashings by Liverpool and Manchester City.

Sherwood signed an 18-month contract when he took over as manager but was widely expected to leave at the end of the season, despite leading them to sixth place and another season in the second-tier Europa League.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has now used eight managers and two caretaker bosses in his 13 years at the club.