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Tim Sherwood sacked: Statistics show Sherwood was most successful Tottenham manager in Premier League era

Manager was sacked on Tuesday and leaves White Hart Lane with the best win ration of any Spurs boss in the league since the beginning of the Premier League

"My record here is second to none," raved Tim Sherwood. "My win percentage is the best of any Tottenham manager. I'm the best manager this club's ever seen!" Five weeks later, Spurs have sacked thier manager.

Sherwood made the tongue-in-cheek comment after the 5-1 victory over Sunderland at the beginning of April, but just over a month later, he is looking for a new job after the club sacked him.

But does Sherwood, who has been much criticised since he took over from Andre Villas-Boas last December by the club's supporters', actually have a point?

This season alone in the Premier League, Sherwood has a far superior win percentage than his predecessor Andre Villas-Boas.

Sherwood signed an 18-month contract with the club after replacing Villas-Boas in mid-December, but club chairman Daniel Levy has confirmed that the club have executed a break clause in his contract that means they can part company with the 45-year-old at the end of the season.

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In light of his dismissal, how does Sherwood compare with the Portuguese Villas-Boas who he replaced?

Premier League win% 2013/14

T Sherwood 59.1%

A Villas-Boas 50%


Adding the total league games for Villas-Boas, Sherwood still has a better ratio in the division, and he also tops club favourite Harry Redknapp, who guided Spurs to their highest ever Premier League finish - fourth in both 2009/10 and 2011/12. It has to be noted, however, that 'Arry managed 112 more Premier League matches for Spurs than Sherwood.

Premier League win% (criteria: over 10 PL matches)

T Sherwood 59.1%

A Villas-Boas 53.7%

H Redknapp 49.3%

M Jol 41.6%

D Pleat 38.5%

D Livermore 38.1%

G Francis 36.1%

G Hoddle 36%

C Gross 33.3%

G Graham 33%

O Ardiles 29.6%

J Ramos 28.6%

J Santini 27.3%