Tim Sherwood lost his job as Tottenham's head coach on Tuesday having only been in charge since December.
During that time the 45-year-old was never known for biting his lip when he had something to say.
Here, we take a look at some of his most memorable quotes.
MARCH 8 - Sherwood questions his players following a 4-0 defeat at Chelsea:
Asked what legislated for the capitulation, he said: "A lack of characters.
"Too many of them are too nice to each other. We need to show a bit more guts and not want to be someone's mate all the time. It can't always be me.
"They need to drag it out of each other.
"There's a few I'd count on. There's a few I wouldn't. I'm not going to forget about this by the time we get on the motorway."
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MARCH 12 - Reflecting on his comments at Stamford Bridge, Sherwood does not back down:
"We are moving on, you can't dwell on it. They are all men, they all appreciate that I am singing it from the heart, not from the script - I'm not an actor, I work on impulse.
"I'm never going to take a step back. I'm just going to shoot from the hip. That's what I'm like. I'm a manager, not a babysitter.
"A lot of players here are playing for their future and I think they realise that now."
Tim Sherwood's most entertaining moments
Tim Sherwood's most entertaining moments
1/6 Sherwood finds a replacement
In what was his final game in charge of Tottenham, in one of the funniest moments of the season, Sherwood invited a fan to take his place in the White Hart Lane dugout towards the end of the 3-0 victory over Aston Villa. Sherwood then directed the supporter to his own seat and gave the fan his famous gilet to wear. Sherwood explained afterwards: 'That guy sits up there every week I'm here, and he's telling me: 'Get him off he's rubbish, he's an embarrassment, he's this, he's that', so I invited him down to show what he can do. He half-bottled it at first but in the end he took it up.'
2/6 Saluting Adebayor
Cringe! When Sherwood replaced AVB the first thing he did was recall Emmanuel Adebayor. It worked out great with the striker banging in the goals on his return. Sherwood couldn't hide his pleasure when the Togo forward scored against Sunderland, giving his player a salute which was returned.
3/6 Fighting with Jesus
Sherwood accused his Benfica counterpart Jorge Jesus of 'lacking class' following their meeting in the Europa League. For some bizarre reason Jesus waved three fingers in Sherwood's direction after his side scored a late goal to make the score 3-1 at White Hart Lane. It stemmed from Jesus shooing Sherwood out of the Benfica technical area earlier in the match. The pair didn't shake hands at full-time.
4/6 Gilet throwing
The gilet received almost as much attention as Sherwood during his brief reign. It was the fashion choice that divided the football world. Whether Sherwood decided he'd had enough of it or was angry at seeing his side concede an early goal to local rivals Arsenal, either way he threw it in down the tunnel.
5/6 Criticising his players
The former Blackburn captain had no qualms about openly criticising his players and at one stage told them all that they were playing for their futures. He explained: 'I'm a manager, not a babysitter'.
More than anything else, Sherwood will be remembered for speaking his mind while in charge of Tottenham. Just last weekend, with speculation over his future increasing, he was happy to explain how he saw the situation: 'I am doing this job with a lot of uncertainty around my future,' he said. 'If you have a supply teacher who comes into your school, sometimes they are not treated with the respect that a headmaster is.'
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APRIL 17 - Sherwood believes Real Madrid signed Gareth Bale on the cheap, despite paying a world-record fee and claims he would have taken Spurs into the top four with the Welshman in his team:
"Give me Gareth Bale and I think we might have been realistic challengers for the top four this season.
"You saw what Gareth did - eight winning goals last season out of 21 goals and nine assists. If you put them on to our season it would have a different complexion.
"His fee looks cheap now. If he is going to deliver them the European Cup - which it looks like he might - then that looks good business (for Madrid)."
MAY 9 - Sherwood sums up his feelings on his position in his press conference previewing the final game of the season:
"People will always judge on what I've come in and done.
"It's imperative to have a pre-season and bed your ideas in. And also I'm doing it with a lot of uncertainty around my future.
"If you have a supply teacher who comes into your school, sometimes they're not treated with the respect that a headmaster is."
MAY 9 - In the same press conference, he concedes rumours over his future are affecting his players after Sandro was quoted as saying Sherwood would be replaced in the summer.
"If I need any information I'm better off asking the players.
"He (Sandro) is not the first player to have asked me. He hasn't actually asked me, he has just given his opinion to someone.
"I'm not sure if the chairman has spoken to Sandro but obviously someone has told him, the players see a lot of speculation don't they.
"It begins to be more than that, I have had a lot of players come to me and say their agents have told them that I'm not going to be here next year, it is a very difficult situation but I have got to get on with it."
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