Tim Sherwood has become the second Premier League head coach to lose his job in as many days, joining Pepe Mel who left West Brom yesterday. Who will replace him at Spurs and where will he end up? The Betfair markets might offer a clue...
"Sherwood's spell at Spurs can certainly be painted in a positive light if you look at numbers alone - a win percentage of nearly 60% is very good - and it may well have caught the attention of those chairman in need of a new manager this summer."
There was never much doubt Sherwood was a short-term appointment by the trigger happy Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, even though he signed an 18-month contract in December, and there will be little surprise at today's announcement by the club.
On the club website, Levy said: "We appointed Tim mid-season as someone who knew both the players and the Club. We agreed an 18-month contract with a break clause at the end of the season and we have now exercised that option."
As the decision was expected, there has been little movement on the Next Tottenham Manager market, with Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino still favourite at around 2.56/4 and Ajax's Frank de Boer second in line at 4.3100/30.
Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez has seen some support in recent days, now trading at 6.611/2 in from a high of 60.059/1, while Luciano Spalleti - who is close to Spurs technical director Franco Baldini - remains the most likely of the big priced runners, at 23.022/1.
Sherwood's spell at Spurs can certainly be painted in a positive light if you look at numbers alone - a win percentage of nearly 60% is very good - and it may well have caught the attention of those chairman in need of a new manager this summer (he'll be hoping they missed the thrashings by Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City of course!).
The former Blackburn man is available at 5.59/2 on the early West Brom manager market, although Michael Lintorn suggests value may be elsewhere there.
Sherwood is around the same price to take charge at his former club Norwich as they look to bounce back from the Championship at the first attempt, while he is also on the list to be in charge of Newcastle on the opening day of next season. Whether the Geordie fans would take to another outspoken southerner is another matter entirely...