Ex-Spurs midfielder left the club on Tuesday.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy decided to sack head coach Tim Sherwood after a number of the north London club’s star players threatened to leave White Hart Lane this summer unless the former Spurs midfielder was relieved of his duties, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
Tottenham announced the departure of Sherwood on Tuesday, despite the fact that the 45-year-old only took over from previous boss Andre Villas-Boas in December after being handed an 18-month deal.
However, that contract contained a break clause in it allowing Spurs to dismiss the Englishman at the end of the campaign and after Sherwood failed to get the club into the top four of the Premier League, and with it qualification into next season’s Uefa Champions League, the writing appeared to be very much on the wall for the young trainer.
But now it is also understood that player power played a key role in Sherwood’s departure from the capital after the likes of Paulinho, Sandro, Etienne Capoue, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris all made it clear to Levy that they would seek to leave Spurs this summer of Sherwood remained in charge at the Lane.
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