Tim Sherwood takes a step closer to Tottenham manager’s job
Spurs landed a 3-2 win at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon and the bookies have responded by shortening the odds on Tim Sherwood becoming the permanent replacement to Andre Villas-Boas.
December 22nd, 2013
Sherwood is poised for talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy following the team’s dramatic victory against Southampton which saw Emmanuel Adebayor make his first Premier League start of the season and the Togolese striker bagged two goals.
It appears as though the caretaker manager has a serious chance of retaining the job on a permanent basis, with Sherwood insisting that if he’s to be installed in the White Hart Lane hot seat, then assurances would be needed to ensure the appointment is a long-term one.
“I will have a chat with the chairman and see what’s best for the club,” he said. “I need to know what they’re thinking. I don’t want this job for five minutes. That’s of no interest to me. So are we going to move it forward or not? I need to talk to the chairman and see what he’s got planned.
“There are some great candidates out there for this job. It’s a massive club, with history and tradition, but whatever happens needs to be right for me, too. Whoever takes this job is in a good position.
“André has left the club in good state, there’s nothing wrong with the job he’s done. Hopefully whoever is put in charge can take it on to the next step.”
Sherwood is odds-on with some firms to become the next permanent manager of Tottenham, although Glenn Hoddle has made himself available for recruitment and even told Sky Sports that he would be happy to return to White Hart Lane as a stopgap measure.
Louis van Gaal and Frank de Boer are other names in the frame, although Levy will have been impressed with the attacking intent shown by Tottenham at St Mary’s, with Sherwood opting for a 4-4-2 formation that saw Adebayor partner Roberto Soldado in attack.