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Brazil international joined Spurs last summer for around £17m but could be on his way to Italy

Tim Sherwood makes a gesture following the final day win over Aston Villa

Tottenham comment: Spurs were wrong to sack Tim Sherwood

The wrong decision was made by Daniel Levy, argues Ally McKay

Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby, on loan with Fulham, is hoping the Cottagers beat his parent club in order to avoid relegation

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Holtby returns from an unsuccessful loan spell with Fulham to have the light-hearted exchange with the World Cup referee

Tim Sherwood said he would have control over Spurs’ transfers if he retained the manager’s job

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The best quotes from his time in charge at White Hart Lane

Tim Sherwood makes a gesture following the final day win over Aston Villa

Tim Sherwood sacked: The former Tottenham manager's most entertaining moments

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Tim Sherwood has a joke as he helps his jacket onto a fan

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

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

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

Tim Sherwood has gone, so who succeed him?

Next Tottenham manager: Who will replace Tim Sherwood? Frank de Boer, Mauricio Pochettino, David Moyes...

A look at the contenders to fill the hot seat at White Hart Lane

Tim Sherwood raises his hand after the 1-0 victory over Stoke

Tim Sherwood sacked: Most successful Tottenham manager in Premier League era axed after six-months in charge

Sherwood has left Spurs just six-months after replacing Andre Villas-Boas

Tim Sherwood (right) with the supporter sitting in the dugout

Tim Sherwood dugout fan: 'I just told him to make a few substitutions...and I kept the gilet!'

Funny incident happened during Spurs' 3-0 win over Aston Villa

Tim Sherwood looks on from the bench alongside coach Les Ferdinand

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood: 'How on earth did people think we would finish fourth without Gareth Bale?'

Spurs manager is expected to be relieved of his duties this summer

Emmanuel Adebayor salutes the crowd after scoring for Tottenham

Tottenham 3 Aston Villa 0 match report: Tim Sherwood puts a fan in hot seat – but who will be there next season?

It is expected to be the manager's last game in charge of Spurs

Tim Sherwood could well take charge of Tottenham for the final time

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A look ahead to this Sunday's Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane

Felix Magath slams Lewis Holtby loan move after claiming 'he is not a fighter' and feels he was too soft on players after Fulham were relegated

Holtby joined the Cottagers on loan from Tottenham in January but was unable to save Fulham from relegation to the Championship

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Tim Sherwood likens lack of respect at Tottenham to that of a 'supply teacher'

Sherwood is expected to be replaced in the summer having worked under intense speculation over a replacement in recent weeks

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