Video: Tim Sherwood aims dig at Tottenham’s academy

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Dom Le Roy

Tim Sherwood has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have lost their focus on trying to use the club’s academy to create a conveyer belt of talent for the first team.

Sherwood spent a long period of time working with Tottenham’s academy before becoming the first-team manager in 2013.

The former Spurs manager believes that the club would be crazy to sack Mauricio Pochettino despite the poor start to the new season and is the right man to turn things around.

Jose Mourinho has been linked as a possible successor for the managerial hot seat in North London, however, Sherwood feels that Mourinho would not suit the Spurs philosophy with his dominant personality.

Spurs have won just three of their last 12 Premier League games (W3 D4 L5), keeping just one clean sheet across those games.

They must now dust themselves off and try to finally return to form ahead of Tuesday’s crucial Champions League match with Crvena Zvezda before travelling to take on Liverpool next Sunday.

Sherwood told beIN Sports: “You would be crazy to sack this man,”

“He’s one of the best managers in the world and I think he has built that reputation. If they were to change, it would be difficult to find a man who buys into the philosophy of the whole football club.

“I don’t think they will go to Mourinho because I think he has his own way of doing things. He wants to be very dominant.

“He is a winner, but to have the philosophy of the club is to bring the kids through the academy. I think that’s dried up. They need to get their eye back onto that to try and drip a few into the first team.”

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