Tim Sherwood sacked: Former Tottenham manager's factfile after Spurs sacking

Sherwood has been dismissed just five months into his 18-month contrat

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has confirmed that the club have sacked manager Tim Sherwood, just five months after he took permanent charge of Spurs after a similar dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas.

Here, we round up the career of Sherwood, with the 45-year-old already linked to a umber of other club's as the managerial circus rolls back into town.

1969: Born in St Albans on February 6.

1987: September 12 - Makes debut as a midfielder for Watford in a 3-2 win against Sheffield Wednesday in the old First Division.

1989: July - Moved to Norwich where he made 88 appearances in all competitions and scored 13 goals.

1992: February - Joined Kenny Dalglish's Blackburn team for £500,000. Became a fans' favourite because of his work-rate.

1994: Under his captaincy, Rovers finish second in the Premiership.

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1995: Sherwood guides the Ewood Park side to the league title. However, they make a poor start to the following season and finish bottom of their Champions League group although they survive in the top flight.

1999: February - Moves to Tottenham for £4million. Makes debut as a substitute against Coventry,

March - Makes full debut for England in a 3-1 victory over Poland at Wembley after being selected by Kevin Keegan. Sherwood wins three England caps in total.

2002: Is part of the Spurs team beaten in the League Cup final by former club Blackburn.

2003: January - Announces he has had a major row with manager Glenn Hoddle and leaves, joining Portsmouth on a four-month contract. Becomes an integral part of the team that wins the First Division championship and subsequent promotion.

December - Remains an important part of the Pompey squad but breaks his leg against Spurs on Boxing Day.


2004: Is released by Portsmouth and in July signs for Peter Reid's Coventry.

2005: Leaves the Sky Blues, bringing an end to his playing career.

2008: October - Joins Spurs coaching staff under Harry Redknapp.

2013: December 16 - Sherwood assumed first-team coaching duties following the sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas.

December 18 - Loses 2-1 at home to West Ham in the Capital One Cup in his first game in charge.

December 22 - Spurs beat Southampton 3-2 at St Mary's in the Premier League. Sherwood makes his feelings clear, saying: "I don't want it (the job) on a temporary basis. I want it for the long term."

December 23 - Sherwood is appointed as Spurs new head coach until the end of the 2014/15 season.

2014: January - Tottenham are knocked out of the FA Cup after a 2-0 defeat at local rivals Arsenal.

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March - Despite a decent record overall, Sherwood's future comes under scrutiny after heavy 4-0 defeats at Chelsea and Liverpool in the same month, with several reports suggesting Sherwood would be replaced at the end of the season regardless of where they finished in the Premier League.

May 11 - A 3-0 win over Aston Villa sees Spurs finish sixth in the top flight and seal a place in the following season's Europa League, but Sherwood admits he is uncertain as to what the future holds.

May 13 - Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy announces Sherwood has departed the club.