The thought of Spurs sacking two managers in the space of months is absolutely ludicrous. Due to a couple of unfortunate results, Tim Sherwood has come under scrutiny from a lot of people, and his job is considered to be in danger. This should not be the case.
After a superb start under Sherwood, Spurs have begun to falter slightly in recent weeks. Four defeats in a row prior to the Southampton game meant pressure was piled on Sherwood.
Many pointed to his inability to manage a club of Tottenham's stature due to his lack of experience. Others decided to criticise his tactical decisions, such as playing Christian Eriksen off the left side, instead of playing him centrally. Even highly respected figures in the game, such as Gary Lineker have decided to have a go at Sherwood, mainly for the attack on his players after the "capitulation" against Chelsea.
A lot of people also decided to list possible candidates to replace Sherwood in the summer. However, just think to yourself, if Tottenham sack Sherwood what will they achieve by doing so?
If you ask me, Sherwood has done a decent job at Spurs so far. He has done what a lot of Spurs fans were crying out for him to do when AVB was in charge, which is switching to the 4-4-2 formation, which has definitely aided them in scoring more goals. Sherwood reinstated Adebayor as the main striker, who was frozen out under AVB after reportedly falling out.
Adebayor has been a revelation since coming back into the side, and has helped Sherwood achieve key wins in matches like Manchester United away, and Everton at home. Sherwood has also managed to promote Nabil Bentaleb to the team, which is extremely difficult to achieve in the modern game, and has become a regular for Tottenham since Sherwood took the reins.
Another point that must be taken into consideration is that Sherwood is working with AVB's squad. Sherwood will undoubtedly want to rid some players from this squad. He will probably look for hard working players, who are prepared to grind out results when needed, and have a positive attitude.
The style in which Tottenham are playing has tweaked slightly as well. Spurs are now playing a more free style that was previously missing under AVB. Tottenham players are no longer restricted as they were under AVB, and Sherwood encourages them to express themselves when out on the pitch.
Sherwood is man who wears 'his heart on his sleeve' and many look to exploit this as some sort of weakness. Results have gradually improved, and Spurs fought back to earn a 3-2 victory over Southampton on Sunday.
Next up for Sherwood and his team is an easy trip to Anfield, where he will be looking for his side to impose themselves on the game quickly and fearlessly, as he prepares to come up against the league’s best strike force.
I think Tottenham will only get better under Sherwood, and if he manages to get his own team together, they could become an extremely dangerous team, competing for the Champions league. If Tottenham sack Sherwood, it will risk only another season of failure for Spurs, as they would seek to adapt to the new manager's style of play.
Sacking Sherwood is definitely not the answer, and it should only be considered if results deteriorate significantly next season.
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