A report on BBC Sport says that at a meeting with Chairman, Daniel Levy, he was offered the post this evening (Monday) and accepted the appointment. Sherwood had spoken of his desire to take on the manager’s role at Tottenham in succession to Andre Villas-Boas who was sacked last week. His comments on the situation during the past week, had indicated that he was reluctant to remain as interim manager for a lengthy period or act in that capacity until someone else became available.
Since the dismissal of AVB Tottenham have made enquiries with a number of possible candidates but have found that managers who were in posts were unwilling to leave their clubs in mid-season. Today reports from Holland suggested that Spurs had approached the Netherlands coach, Louis van Gaal, but while interested in coming to work in the Premier League he was unwilling to take up an appointment until after the World Cup Finals in the summer. The Swansea manager, Michael Laudrup ruled himself out as did the Ajax boss Frank de Boer, neither being prepared to leave their positions immediately.
Tim Sherwood who has been at the club since 2008 did himself a big favour with the win over Southampton and the style of the success. He has successfully re-introduced Emmanuel Adebayor into the team and also used his knowledge of the younger players at the club from his work as Technical Director to good purpose when bringing on Nabil Bentaleb as a second half substitute at St Mary’s.
The appointment will end the uncertainty at the club as the transfer window approaches and will allow for proper consultation over any possible signings in January.
Congratulations to Tim Sherwood on his appointment and we wish him every success in the coming weeks and months. May it be the start of a long and successful managerial career at Spurs.