Sherwood Doesn't Expect Spurs To Do Well

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has claimed that he does not expect his former team to reach the top four in the coming campaign. Sherwood was relieved of his duties after just over six months in charge of the team. He was replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, who had done extremely well on a limited budget at Southampton. The season started in an extremely positive manner for Tottenham after winning the opening two matches. They also comfortably qualified for the Europa league group stages after going through the qualification stage.

However, the weaknesses in the squad were exposed quite badly during a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool on Sunday. This was the second consecutive heavy home defeat that they have suffered against Liverpool. A 5-0 defeat against the Merseyside club proved to be the last match for Andre Villas-Boas, while Sherwood fared only little better when he took his Tottenham team to Anfield where they lost 4-0. He has revealed his interest in returning to management with clubs like Crystal Palace having shown an interest in him. However, for the moment, he has been doing punditry work and Sherwood believes that Tottenham’s squad is nowhere near enough to be competing against the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea.

“I’ve been encouraged with the start, obviously Daniel Levy’s backed a manager again. Say what you want about Daniel Levy but he backs them in the transfer market and makes sure they get the players, and he’s gone out there and signed six players. I don’t know much about Stambouli, the boy from Montpellier. I think that’s what they need, they need some cover there at centre-half just in case Younes gets injured and I would say they’re probably one short of a striker to really challenge for top four,” said Sherwood.