Sherwood speaks on his time at Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood insists Tottenham did him a favour by sacking him.

Sherwood was in typical form during today’s press conference and revealed that he had been in contact with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy since his departure from White Hart Lane.

Sherwood replaced Andre Villas-Boas in December 2013 only to leave at the end of the season, but believes his Spurs exit was the best thing to happen to him.

He told the press conference: “It’s a good club, they’ve been very good to me Tottenham over the years. I wouldn’t be sitting here as Aston Villa manager if wasn’t for Tottenham Hotspur.

“I have a lot of respect for that football club, it’s all about what I can give to the side at Aston Villa at the weekend.

“I was pleased with what I did but I respect the decision made by (Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy and his board, they’ve been good for me. They only made that decision based on what they believe is best for the football club.

“They have to make that decision. I haven’t got to agree with it. I just move on. I thank them for not being there now as it’s the reason I am at this fantastic football club.

“I’ve been in communication with Daniel Levy since I’ve left, I haven’t got a problem.”

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