‘A Sad Day’ – Arsenal + Spurs Fans React On Twitter After Sherwood Sacking

By on May 13, 2014

Tottenham Hotspur confirmed this afternoon that Tim Sherwood has been relieved of his duties as head coach after just five months in charge.

Having previously filled several roles at White Hart Lane including Assistant First Team Coach in 2008, Technical Co-ordinator in 2010 and then Head of Football Development in 2012, Sherwood took over from Andre Villas-Boas as Head Coach in December following the Portuguese coaches sacking.

After being given an 18-month contract, Sherwood was tasked with steadying the ship and trying to push for qualification to the Champions League. However, defeats against their main rivals saw Spurs hopes fade and they eventually finished sixth in the table, qualifying for the Europa League next season.

It seems that hasn’t been enough to pacify Daniel Levy,  with the Charmain confirming on TottenhamHotspur.com today that the 45-year-old has been relieved of his duties after the club decided to exercise an option to terminate his contract this summer.

“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.

“Moving forward, now the season is over, we shall embark on the process of finding a new Head Coach. 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 performances that we associate with our great Club.”

Sherwood was certainly a divisive figure at Spurs, especially as he was a self-confessed Arsenal fan, with large sections of WHL support not accepting him as one of their own or enjoying his out-spoken ways in front of the media.

Some feel he’s been treated harshly as he ended up with a 59% win percentage – better than both Andre Villas-Boas (54%) and Harry Redknapp (49%) – and wasn’t given time to build his own squad, while others will point to the fact that he actually had a higher loss percentage (35.7) than AVB (20%).

Understandably, his sacking has caused quite a stir on Twitter, with both Arsenal and Spurs fans having their say on his departure. Here are some of the best tweets from the north London faithful:

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11 Comments

  1. Gooner of the day

    May 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I believe that the one who should sack himself is Levy. If I was a Tot fan I’d be calling for his instant departure preferably on an express train or plane.
    I thought Tim did a very good job but he didn’t put us in any danger.
    But if I was a Spurs man I’d be pretty pi###d off at this constant changing of managers…

  2. Goonerbeall

    May 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Got to admire Tim. Publicly declaring that he supports ARSENAL and that his dad is Arsenal season ticket holder. Frankly, that I though would be his undoing and I am surprised he lasted that long. Yeah, Benitez would be useful, pah, hahaha!! Lets enjoy the circus as long as it lasts.

  3. Idealist

    May 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Should give this latter some time to manage the club. Apart from just merely 5 months in charge but to take over the front seat in mid season is a very challenging task and risky. Personally Tim should be given some credits for his hard work and dedications. 1 year subject to renewal would be an ideal closure for both, club as well as Tim..

  4. PJ

    May 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Our squad is the 7th best in the league at the moment behind ManCity, ManU, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton, who all have a balance of quality in their team. If we had kept Assou-Ekotto instead of loaning him out we may have been closer to 4th spot. Realistically those other teams were ahead of us. Realistically 6th is an over-achievement and luckily Man U have been sloppy this season.

    So much impatience in the club, wanting 4th spot regardless of the limitations within the quality of our squad, wanting us to beat the top 4 despite our team not being as good as theirs. The expectations for some reason are inflated to the point of wanting perfection or the manager will be sacked. I think these unrealistic standards are going to be our downfall.

    A lot of players are coming up from the youth team, and Tim would make the transition easy for them into 1st team football during next season. As well as all the other obvious reasons being mentioned – great record, passion, settled into the job, etc. He would have kept the job had this happened at most other clubs I believe.

    • PJ

      May 13, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      *He would have kept the job had this happened at *the majority* other clubs I believe.

    • PJ

      May 13, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      I’d also be surprised if anyone wants the job at Spurs. They’d be wise to turn it down. It would send out a good message if they did.

  5. Raj

    May 13, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Your team is 7th best after city lfc chel ars everton Manu In THAT ORDER

    • steve

      May 13, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Raj you are an idiot, The table doesn’t lie, We are the SIXTH best team not the SEVENTH. YOU FOOL

  6. RHuss

    May 13, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    This guy Raj don’t even know how to read the table standing.
    He should give up watching football.

  7. Robert

    May 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I have the utmost respect for the way Tim Sherwood has conducted himself, a man who says it as it is.

    It’s a shame he wasn’t given a full season as I think he would have surprised a few people.

    He will go on to be a very successful Manager and good luck to him.

  8. gersha

    May 14, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I don’t want to talk more but I wish only that sp**s could be the best in league one following Fulham.

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