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Spurs Fans Can’t Handle Tim Sherwood’s Claim That He Set Up Mauricio Pochettino’s Success

Spurs Fans Can’t Handle Tim Sherwood’s Claim That He Set Up Mauricio Pochettino’s Success

He may have only spent one seemingly mediocre season in charge at White Hart Lane but Tim Sherwood claims he created the platform for Mauricio Pochettino‘s success at the club.

A boast which has come much to the amusement of Spurs fans on Twitter.

Sherwood took over at Tottenham following the ill-fated reign of ex-Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, who was sacked midway through the 2014/15 season.

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Sherwood was essentially drafted in by Daniel Levy in an attempt to steady the ship following Villas-Boas’ chaotic time in charge, which he achieved as Spurs finished sixth in the Premier League.

The 48-year-old also handed a first-team debut to Harry Kane during his spell in charge, a decision which undoubtedly helped Sherwood toward the best win ratio of any Spurs manager in the Premier League era.

And the ex-Aston Villa boss now stresses that without what he achieved at Tottenham, Pochettino may have struggled to turn the club into such a power house.

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He told the Independent, “I always knew I was only getting until the end of the season and my win percentage was 59 per cent – which is high.”

“And when the guy they have now took over from me, it wasn’t broken. It was a steady ship and he has now added to it,” Sherwood added.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter was keen to remind Sherwood of his shortcomings following that statement:

 

 

Pochettino’s solid platform will undoubtedly be tested this weekend, as Spurs travel across north London to play fierce rivals Arsenal at the Emirates.

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