After yesterday’s departure of Andre Villas-Boas, Spurs confirmed that Tim Sherwood, Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand would take over first team affairs for now and their task starts with tomorrow night’s league cup quarter final with West Ham.
As soon as AVB drove away, many were tipping Sherwood to take the job on a permanent basis but is it too much of a gamble for the 44 year old in what would be his first managerial position?
Tim has worked in a coaching capacity for a number of years at the Lane and his efforts are thought to have caught the attention of Blackburn Rovers when they were looking to replace Steve Kean in 2012. Steering Blackburn through the Championship is one thing, but could Sherwood make Spurs a top four side?
He has the backing of Harry Redknapp – if you think that means anything – who worked with Tim at the Lane.
“Tim should get the job permanently and work alongside Les Ferdinand,” Harry said in the Sun.
“Together they are old-school Spurs and would do a tremendous job.
“I brought them both back to the club because they understand the place. They are great coaches and don’t forget, Tim was captain at Blackburn when they won the league in 1995.”
Anything Harry says is often met with derision but does he have a point about the duo understanding the club? Whatever your opinion, Tim Sherwood is the new favourite to take the manager’s job on a full time basis.