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Tottenham: Where did it all go wrong for Sherwood?

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When Andre Villas-Boas was sacked in December 2013, Tim Sherwood wasn't exactly the frontrunner to take over as manager of the north London club.

Experienced names such as Guus Hiddink and Fabio Capello were rumoured as potential candidates but, despite having no real previous contact with a team at the top level, it was Hertfordshire-born Tim Sherwood who was handed the reins.

But with the word being spread that Sherwood is to depart with Tottenham at the end of the season, where has it all gone wrong for the confident character?

Despite a defeat to West Ham on his managerial debut, Sherwood unquestionably brought about a change to the club, making his mark by showing tactical flexibility and proving he was not going to follow any system Villas-Boas had.

Initially, this change earned Spurs several good results in the Premier League as they lost just once in Sherwood's first 12 matches, which was a heavy 5-1 defeat to the might of Manchester City. 

The month of March however was not a good one for Sherwood and his side as they fell to a 4-0 defeat to Chelsea before losing 3-1 at home to Benfica in the Europa League.

The return leg against Benfica epitomised Spurs' downfall as despite an impressive comeback late on, they eventually drew 2-2 meaning their Europa League hopes were over for another year. 

Sherwood is clearly a man of his word yet some of the big changes he has made as Spurs boss have now proven detrimental to the team. 

Perhaps it was Sherwood's lack of previous experience with top-level players which restricted him from working better with Spurs. But whatever the reason, Sherwood has added more reason for the lack of English managers in the Premier League and will surely be on his way out come summer. 

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