Tim Sherwood admits it was a "massive wrench" to lose his job at Tottenham on Tuesday but he will be hoping he has made enough of an impression to land another managerial post.
Sherwood became the 12th Barclays Premier League manager to lose his job since the start of the season and told Sky Sports News he was disappointed to be sacked:
"It is obviously a massive wrench to leave a club of the stature of Tottenham Hotspur, a club very close to my heart."
Gary Lineker appeared to criticise Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy today for sacking manager Tim Sherwood after just six months in charge.
The Match of the Day host and former Spurs striker said "those that run the club" never get blamed for a team's troubles, as he praised Sherwood's "refreshingly different" approach.
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite to take charge at Spurs following the departure of Tim Sherwood.
Ajax boss Frank de Boer - who previously claimed Spurs had enquired about his availability - is also in the running.
Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez, David Moyes and Michael Laudrup have also been linked with the role.
Sherwood was sacked this morning despite leading Spurs to sixth place in the Premier League.
Tim Sherwood had the best win percentage of any Tottenham Hotspur manager in the Premier League era.
The 45-year-old, who replaced Andre Villas-Boas in December, ended the season with a win percentage of 59% after guiding Spurs to a sixth-place finish and Europa League qualification.
Sherwood had described feeling like a school "supply teacher" last week as speculation that he would be replaced mounted.
Sherwood played nearly 100 league matches in midfield for Spurs after winning the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers, and rejoined the club as assistant first-team coach in 2008 before progressing through the ranks to land his first senior management role.
Spurs chose to exercise a break clause in Tim Sherwood's 18-month contract to end his tenure as head coach.
“We agreed an 18-month contract with a break clause at the end of the season and we have now exercised that option," chairman Daniel Levy said in a statement.
"On behalf of the Club, I should like to state our thanks for all his efforts during his years with us. We wish him great success in his managerial career."
Levy said the club would now find a new head coach who can "inspire the kind of performances that we associate with" Spurs.
Tim Sherwood has left his position as head coach at Tottenham Hotspur, the club has confirmed.
Gary Lineker has hit out at Tottenham Hotspur's treatment of Tim Sherwood as "shabby in the extreme".
The former Spurs striker said the club needed to clarify his position.
The comments came after Sherwood described feeling like a school "supply teacher" because of the uncertainty.
Tim Sherwood says the uncertainty surrounding his future as Tottenham Hotspur manager is similar to that of a school supply teacher.
Sherwood has been forced to deal with constant speculation over his job security since taking charge in December, with the likes of Frank de Boer, Louis Van Gaal and Mauricio Pocchettino all linked to the role.
"People will always judge on what I've come in and done," he said.
"You're absolutely right, it's imperative to have a pre-season and bed your ideas in. And also I'm doing it with a lot of uncertainty around my future.
"If you have a supply teacher who comes into your school, sometimes they're not treated with the respect that a headmaster is."
Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood says his rumoured replacement Frank de Boer would have a "hard act to follow".
Ajax manager de Boer said he was open to speaking to Spurs about taking over amid rumours the north London club had contacted the Dutch champions about his availability.
"What am I going to do? I'm not going to roll up and die, I'm just going to get on with my job, which is to try and prepare my team to win football matches and whatever will be will be," he said ahead of this Saturday's derby against West Ham United.
"I've just got to carry on with my business, show my personal pride and professionalism and make sure that those lads are prepared to win for the team and for the fans and for this great club.
"I don't think he is too interested in looking at what I am doing already because if he did then he would see he has got a hard act to follow."
Tim Sherwood insists he is not affected by persistent rumours about his future as Tottenham manager after his side's 5-1 win against Sunderland on Monday.
Reports that Sherwood would be replaced as manager this summer threatened to overshadow the game, but two goals from Emmanuel Adebayor along with efforts from Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson helped Spurs to victory.
"I can't affect that. It doesn't affect me," Sherwood said when asked about the speculation.
"I am just professional, I know I have got an opportunity to manage this football club and I owe it to the players and the fans who come and support us to do the job professionally. That's what I did, just got on with the job."