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Tim Sherwood will be replaced as manager at end of season: Sky Sports

The news we've all been waiting for is finally here.

Clive Rose

Sky Sports sources understand that Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood will be relieved of his managerial duties following the conclusion of the 2013-14 Barclay's Premier League season. Sherwood has been in charge since December of 2013 and in that time has won 10 and lost 9 of his 22. Sherwood  was originally lauded for bringing some attacking verve back to White Hart Lane, but his squad has failed to score in four of their last six Premier League matches.

I think we were all pretty sure this was coming. I'm not sure I'd treat this Sky Sports report that doesn't have any quotes as real, but it's probably a pretty good indicator that the vultures are circling Sherwood and his career as Tottenham Hotspur manager. It remains to be seen if Sherwood would return to his role as Technical Co-ordinator or if he would leave the club entirely, if relieved of managerial duties. One would have to imagine that he would have to go, as no new manager would be comfortable with Sherwood looking over his shoulder and, potentially, undermining him at every turn.

So, you can celebrate a little (or don't if there are any of you left who still like and respect Sherwood), but whatever you do you should start hoping that Levy gets whatever his next move is right. Spurs haven't made a good managerial hire in a while—depending on how you feel about Harry Redknapp—and this next hire is going to determine the clubs path for the next three years. Another bad hire (Juande Ramos, Andre Villas-Boas, Sherwood) and the club could find themselves solidifying 7th place, but a good—like Liverpool with Brendan Rodgers and Atletico Madrid with Diego Simeone—and Spurs could find themselves solidifying a top four spot.