Ex-Tottenham Hotspur star Gary Lineker thinks Tim Sherwood has been treated harshly by the club – with chairman Daniel Levy to blame for the side’s woes this season. The former academy coach was sacked as expected today by Levy, who enacted a clause in Sherwood’s 18-month contract to end his spell in charge. Sherwood took over in December from Andre Villas-Boas and guided the club to sixth place in the Premier League with 69 points – three short of last season’s total and a figure that would often secure Champions League football. But the failure to reach European football’s top tournament sealed Sherwood’s fate with Levy set to appoint a more experienced coach. Frank de Boer and Mauricio Pochettino are among the favourites with the former claiming Spurs had contacted his club Ajax about a possible move, with the Dutchman going on to reveal he would relish the chance to take charge of the Premier League outfit. Sherwood had been repeatedly forced to deal with intense speculation he was just keeping the hotseat warm for someone else with the 45-year-old even going so far to say that players and agents had told him he was definitely getting the boot. And Lineker thinks his former club, who he won his only English medal with in the form of the 1991 FA Cup, have not covered themselves in glory with the hierarchy needing to look at themselves. It’s always those that run the team, never those that run the club that are to blame! he said on Twitter.