‘A Sad Day’ – Arsenal + Spurs Fans React On Twitter After Sherwood Sacking
Here are the best Tweets as Arsenal and Tottenham fans react on Twitter to the news that Tim Sherwood has been sacked as Spurs head coach this afternoon.
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:
A sad day for all Gooners… RT @SpursOfficial The Club can announce that Tim Sherwood has left his coaching position at the Club.
— Ashburtön Gröve (@ashburton_grove) May 13, 2014
Since Arsène Wenger took charge of Arsenal in 1996, Sp*rs have made 15 different managerial appointments. #ForeverInTransition
— Michael Gooner (@MickTheGooner) May 13, 2014
— Darren (@DarrenArsenal1) May 13, 2014
Tim Sherwood sacked early enough in the week to make sure he can get a cup final ticket.
— Jamie Daltön (@JamieDalton82) May 13, 2014
— KeithTheGooner (@KeithTheGooner) May 13, 2014
Bye bye Gooner Tim, thanks for whatever it was you did for five months. Cheered Adebayor up or something. Now let's get a proper manager.
— Spurs Fan (@Tottenham_N17) May 13, 2014
Boom, Timmy's gone.. It's been an experience!
— Ben Waldron (@BenjywalTHFC) May 13, 2014
— CHARLIE HOUGHTON (@CDH967) May 13, 2014
— Trevor Durham (@TheTrevorDurham) May 13, 2014
— Ken (@supermansmedic) May 13, 2014
Tim Sherwood has been sacked by Spurs. He's opinionated, bombastic and refreshingly different. Hope to see him in charge of a PL club soon.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 13, 2014
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