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.
Who could replace Tim Sherwood as Tottenham manager?
Who could replace Tim Sherwood as Tottenham manager?
1/11 Frank de Boer
Hugely respected former Ajax and Barcelona player Frank de Boer looks to have taken well to management having won the Eredivisie the last four years running. As respected as it is, Ajax has a tendency to be a stepping stone on to bigger things. So is Spurs big enough? The Dutchman has been strongly linked and in return he has suggested he would be keen.
2/11 Mauricio Pochettino
When Southampton appointed Pochettino it came as a shock. Few knew much more about him than he once tripped Michael Owen in the box when England met Argentina at the 2002 World Cup. Since then, he's shown himself to be a more than adept manager in the Premier League, making the most of the youthful team he found at St Mary's and instilling an ambition in the club few realised they were capable of. Since the departure of executive chairman Nicolas Cortese, the man who brought Pochettino to the club, there have been question marks over his future.
3/11 Glenn Hoddle
Glenn Hoddle was a fans favourite at White Hart Lane and has previously managed the North London club. The former England manager has been out of work since leaving his role as Wolverhampton Wanderers boss in 2006 and has openly expressed his desire to manage Tottenham Hotspur once again. He wasn't shy of criticising Sherwood either.
4/11 Jurgen Klinsmann
A Tottenham legend, Jurgen Klinsmann lit up the Premier League during his spell at White Hart Lane. Many Spurs fans will have fond memories of the German genius during his time in North London and would love to see the current United States national team boss make a return to the Lane.
5/11 Justin Edinburgh
Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Justin Edinburgh has worked wonders with League Two Newport County during his two-and-a-bit-years with the South Wales club. He joined the Exiles in 2011 and went on to win the Conference Premier play-offs the season after. Could he be a surprise candidate for the White Hart Lane hot seat?
6/11 Jupp Heynckes
The veteran German manager, who was named Fifa coach of the year in January, has been out of work since leaving Bayern Munich in May. In his last season at the German giants he won the Bundesliga, German Cup and the Champions League. He is currently retired but could the opportunity to manage Tottenham Hotspur draw him out of his armchair?
7/11 Sean Dyche
After being unceremoniously sacked by Watford, Sean Dyche has reinvented himself at Championship side Burnley. Dubbed the 'Ginger Mourinho' by the Turf Moor crowd, Dyche is a manager whose stock is rising, with his Clarets side having been promoted to the Premier League for next season.
8/11 Diego Simeone
Diego Simeone has taken to management like a duck to water, although the British public may not be his biggest fans, after the Argentinian was responsible for getting David Beckham sent-off at the 1998 World Cup in France. His record in Spain since taking over Atletico Madrid has been incredibly impressive with his side in contention for the La Liga title as well as reaching the lChampions League final. Might be difficult for Spurs to convince him to switch.
9/11 Michael Laudrup
The Dane has been out of work since being sacked by Swansea City over e-mail in February. During his time in Wales he led the Swans to their first trophy in their 102-year history as well as getting them to play some of leagues most attractive football.
10/11 Eddie Howe
Eddie Howe's name being thrown into the mix for the Tottenham manager's job could come as a surprise to the fans, but he is a manager that has impressed this season in the Championship. After a successful period at Bournemouth, he left for Burnley, his time at Turf Moor wasn't the best, but since returning to the Cherries he has got them playing an attractive style of football and up to 12th in the Championship.
11/11 David Moyes
Before he was 'chosen' to manage Manchester United, Moyes was linked with Spurs. Having been sacked after less than 10 months in charge of Manchester United, White Hart Lane could provide a quick return to management. His record prior to his latest job is excellent - after all - United thought he was good enough to replace Sir Alex.
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.
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