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Sherwood and Sandro at loggerheads

ESPN staff
May 11, 2014
Tim Sherwood has made quite an impact since taking over at Tottenham © Getty Images

In the latest edition of our favourite quotes of the week, Sandro and Tim Sherwood won't be exchanging Christmas cards this year, Louis van Gaal sets the record straight and Ronnie O'Sullivan finds himself well and truly snookered...

"I am afraid of commenting, if I comment in a positive way I can be punished, if I comment in a negative way I can be punished. I have to adapt to the situation and that is to come with a very English answer which is no comment"
Jose Mourinho wasn't too happy with his £10,000 fine from the FA

"If you have a supply teacher who comes into your school, sometimes they're not treated with the respect that a headmaster is"
Tim Sherwood suggests he has not had many apples on his desk while he has been Tottenham's head coach this season

"When you get that sort of news you realise that it [tennis] isn't everything. I mean, really it isn't"
Andy Murray was clearly pained by the passing of Elena Baltacha, who died of liver cancer aged 30

"I was already on the bench so when you see it from the side, like five players just trying to catch him up and they can't come even close to him, it's amazing"
Edin Dzeko is in awe of Yaya Toure as much as the rest of us, then

"Walking around the pitch after the Hull game was probably the emptiest I've ever felt on a football field"
Phil Neville admits it's been a dismal season for Manchester United

"Sherwood will leave at the end of the season. Then it's a new coach - a new everything! I am happy at the moment"
Sandro won't be shedding any tears over Tim Sherwood's expected Tottenham exit

"You [the media] are thinking I'm the man but the most important thing is whether Manchester United are thinking that"
Looks like the English press are in for a fun time if Louis van Gaal is appointed Manchester United manager

"I've always said on one day I will return at Ajax. Even if the manager doesn't want me, I'll go. For sure"
We're not sure it works like that, Luis Suarez

"Let the ref make the call and we will have to live with it. If we don't, we will end up like American football with four-hour games"
Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill wants fewer decisions to end up with the TMO

"That was tough. He had me in all sorts of trouble for two days, really, and in the end I went numb"
Ronnie O'Sullivan's frank admission after throwing away a 10-5 lead to lose 18-14 to Mark Selby in the World Championship final

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