Sport Emmanuel Adebayor has scored four goals in five games since his return to the team

The Portuguese manager gave Villas-Boas just 45 minutes of action this season having isolated him from the first-team squad

Emmanuel Adebayor has been praised by Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood for his resurgence in form

Swansea 1 Tottenham 3: Tim Sherwood admits Spurs must finish fourth or it will be 'goodbye Charlie'

The former midfielder has enjoyed a strong start since replacing Andre Villas-Boas

Andros Townsend is nearing a Tottenham comeback after recovering from a hamstring injury

Andros Townsend tipped to bounce back by Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood

Townsend's comeback from a hamstring injury was put on hold after Spurs' Under-21's fixture at Bishop's Stortford was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

Jermain Defoe is reported to have agreed a move to Toronto FC after struggling for first-team opportunities at Tottenham

Transfer news: Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe confirms switch to Toronto FC, but England international could return for short loan spell

England international ends months of speculation over his future as he heads across the Atlantic to join the MLS franchise

Jermain Defoe is reported to have agreed a move to Toronto FC after struggling for first-team opportunities at Tottenham

Transfer news: Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelson confirms 'top four' Premier League clubs were in for Jermain Defoe

The England striker today confirmed his switch to the MLS

Emmanuel Adebayor is back in favour and among the goals

Arsenal v Tottenham: Emmanuel Adebayor is a 'warrior' and will start FA Cup tie says Tim Sherwood

The former Gunner will line up against his old side in the third round tie

Roberto Soldado and Christian Eriksen celebrate after the Spaniard scores for Tottenham against Stoke City

Manchester United v Tottenham: Christian Eriksen admits his happiness with Spurs' attacking philosophy under Tim Sherwood

Spurs used a slow and patient style under Andre Villas-Boas but the Danish midfielder admits he sees no reason why they can't play with an attacking impetus under the new manager

Central to his thinking: The gifted Christian Eriksen (left) could find a regular berth but Tim Sherwood must work out his best midfield combination

Tim Sherwood looks to strike right balance at Spurs

Interim manager is very much the realist about the balance between entertainment and results

Andre Villas-Boas's future at Tottenham is in doubt after the humiliating 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool

Andre Villas-Boas left to rue Tottenham trophy failure as he prepares to say farewell to English football

Villas-Boas is likely to return to management on the continent following unsuccessful spells with Chelsea and Tottenham

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino at Old Trafford
Andros Townsend is helped from the White Hart Lane pitch but his injury is not as bad as first feared

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend may only be hamstrung for a month

The Spurs winger is an obvious pick for the style of football interim coach Tim Sherwood wants to play

Emmanuel Adebayor celebrates a goal against West Ham

Emmanuel Adebayor reveals how he has been 'hanging in there' for his chance at Tottenham

Striker scored on his return having been frozen out by Andre Villas-Boas

Les Ferdinand has claimed that Andre Villas-Boas sanctioned all seven of the transfer made in the summer

Andre Villas-Boas gave Franco Baldini the green light over summer transfers, claims Tottenham coach Les Ferdinand

Ferdinand is currently assisting interim manager Tim Sherwood and has dismissed reports that Villas-Boas did not want to sign four of the seven signings made in the summer transfer window

Andre Villas-Boas's future at Tottenham is in doubt after the humiliating 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool

Andre Villas-Boas was 'against' four of the seven summer arrivals at Tottenham

Villas-Boas is said to have wanted Hulk, Joao Moutinho and David Villa but instead saw Erik Lamela, Vlad Chiriches, Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli join the club

Emmanuel Adebayor could face West Ham

Tim Sherwood will give Emmanuel Adebayor a fresh chance at Tottenham following departure of Andre Villas-Boas

Striker frozen out by Andre Villas-Boas will be in Tottenham's Capital On Cup squad to face West Ham

Tim Sherwood has taken temporary charge of Tottenham after andre Villas-Boas was sacked

Tottenham v West Ham: Tim Sherwood calls for immediate response following departure of Andre Villas-Boas

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