The appointment of Tim Sherwood as Tottenham Head Coach makes him another former player to take on the managerial role. There was excitement and anticipation about the return of Ossie Ardiles and Glenn Hoddle to take up the position but the appointment of Sherwood left most supporters non-plussed. How did Sherwood rate as a player?
Tim Sherwood has made a very positive start in the hot seat but what was Sherwood’s standing as a player during his time at White Hart Lane? How was he regarded by supporters?
Tim Sherwood arrived at Spurs from Blackburn Rovers in 1999 and made his debut before the Worthington Cup win over Leicester City. He had spent 7 seasons with Blackburn and captained them to the Premiership title in 1994-95, having finished second the previous season. There had been talk of Sherwood coming to Spurs during the summer of 1998 but it was in February, 1999 that he finally arrived. Aged 30, a month after joining Spurs he made his England debut and won 3 caps.
My memory of Sherwood’s time at Tottenham is very sketchy. It wasn’t a great time for the club under George Graham but Sherwood remained at Spurs until having a disagreement with Glenn Hoddle in January, 2003. He then joined Portsmouth.
Sherwood wasn’t a member of the 1999 Worthington Cup winning team as he was cup-tied but he scored in the 5 – 1 semi-final win over Chelsea at White Hart Lane in January, 2002 and played in the losing final against his former club. He captained Spurs and during his time at White Hart Lane he made a total of 118 appearances and scored 16 goals in all competitions.
I can think of many players from the 1960s and 70s who I never saw play and who made fewer appearances for the club than Tim Sherwood but I have an opinion and thoughts on them as Spurs players. The current Tottenham manager, as a player has left little impression on me.
To fill the void, I seek your thoughts.
What are your memories of Tim Sherwood as a Spurs player?
Please put your views on Tim Sherwood as a player in the comments box after this article.
How did you rate him as a player?
Thanks for your thoughts. COYS!