Tottenham are becoming a LAUGHING STOCK and need to win something or produce some players, says former manager | The Sun

TIM SHERWOOD has unleashed another damaging attack on his former club.

Tottenham are in another period of transition following the departure of Antonio Conte last Sunday, after 16 months in charge.

With another setback being news that Director of Football Fabio Paratici has received a worldwide ban from all football activity by Fifa.

While addressing the chaos surrounding Spurs, the former Tottenham manager claimed that the club are "becoming a laughing stock".

Speaking on talkSPORT, Sherwood said: "It doesn't look good, obviously the fans are feeling it more than anyone.

"Your club is becoming a laughing stock. They are, and they shouldn't be, because they finished fourth last year in a very competitive league and they're still fourth this year.


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"It's because they haven't won a trophy again and the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea, all the local teams, shove it down the Tottenham fans' throats.

"They need to start winning something or start producing some players".

Since the 2019-2020 season, Spurs have brought in ten players for £15 million or more. With many players not living up to their fees.

In January, the club signed Arnaut Danjuma on loan, but he's only played 47 minutes.

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Pedro Porro has also faced heavy criticism for his bad start in North London.

Sherwood insisted: "Their recruitment has been very, very poor.

"They can't seem to recruit a manager who can last, not only players, and it looks like they cant even pick a sporting (managing) director."


Speaking about Paratici's ban, Sherwood added: "They should have done their due diligence on this guy.

"It's historic, what we're talking about here, the misdemeanours Paratici has had, so they should have known about this".

Sherwood also compared Spurs' plight with Arsenal's success this season.

He said: "They look down the road at Arsenal and they see a host of top draw young players coming through their academy and a recruitment which seems to have been correct over the last few seasons.

"When have Tottenham ever gone out and bought players like that, or that ilk?

"They haven’t done it, because they can’t afford to if they keep wasting money on average player".

Former Spurs player Jamie Redknapp rubbed salt into the wound, adding that Tottenham face the possibility of losing all-time leading goal scorer Harry Kane in the summer.

Both Sherwood and Redknapp believe that Tottenham may never compete for trophies under Daniel Levy.

Spurs face Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Monday night, where Conte's former assistant, Cristian Stellini will take charge of the side.

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