Sherwood departed despite having a 59.1 per cent win ratio - the best of any Spurs boss in Premier League history.
However he insists he still remains on good terms with Tottenham chief Levy and claims he knew his spell in the hotseat was only temporary.
He told the Daily Mail: "I knew I was holding fort before Pochettino came in.
"I also knew there was no point in taking over from Andre Villas-Boas and not changing anything.
"He got sacked for a reason. They weren't winning enough football matches, scoring enough goals, or playing with enough freedom.
"So I looked at the players. Emmanuel Adebayor, for instance, was being isolated, training with me and the kids.
"I always made sure he had the right attitude otherwise I wouldn't have had him there with the boys anyway. I brought him back, and we won more than we lost."