Tottenham fires Tim Sherwood after just 5 months

The Associated Press
Tottenham Hotspurs' Head Coach Tim Sherwood is pictured during an English Premier League football match in London on May 3, 2014

LONDON (AP) -- Premier League club Tottenham has fired manager Tim Sherwood less than five months into his first coaching job.

The Premier League club says it has exercised the end-of-season break clause in Sherwood's 18-month contract.

The inexperienced Englishman was promoted within the north London club in December after Andre Villas-Boas was fired.

Tottenham finished sixth in the league on Sunday to qualify for the Europa League.