Tottenham manager’s job goes to Tim Sherwood
Tim Sherwood will continue as interim manager at White Hart Lane until May, with the Englishman having a chance to stake a claim for the position on a permanent basis.
December 23rd, 2013
Perhaps Sherwood will steer Tottenham to a top four finish in the Premier League and become the permanent successor to Andre Villas-Boas, although chairman Daniel Levy also knows that should the arrangement fail to work, there will be plenty of candidates available in the summer.
Sunday’s 3-2 win at St Mary’s hints at a more attacking approach from Sherwood than the supporters enjoyed under AVB, with Emmanuel Adebayor brought in from the cold and the striker has repaid the manager’s faith by scoring three goals in his last two games.
The Guardian reports that Louis van Gaal and Ronald de Boer are seen as potential long-term candidates at Tottenham, although Sherwood is in pole position to become permanent manager and it all depends on what type of season the north London club enjoy.
Danny Rose has revealed that Sherwood has a no-nonsense approach and has also applauded AVB’s replacement for a more attacking stance when it comes to tactics.
“People may think that [his reputation does not carry weight] but Tim will take no nonsense from anybody,” said Rose. “At his first training session a couple of lads rolled out on the training pitch late and he got us in a circle and said it was unacceptable, in polite words.
“He set out some new rules and you know not to mess with Tim, and that’s good. Punctuality was one of them: when we go down to eat, for team meetings but stuff on the training pitch as well. When he speaks, you’ve got to listen.
“Recently we’ve not played the Tottenham way, attacking and counter-attacking, and it’s been hard with only one striker up front.
“Tim has said he doesn’t know if he’ll get the job but that’s how Tottenham should be playing‚ like we did in the second half on Sunday‚ and that’s what we’re trying to do, play attacking football. At times we know we may concede, but we want to be scoring quite a few goals every game.”