Tim Sherwood has gone on the offensive once again, with the current Tottenham manager being critical of other managers who are “touting for his job” at Spurs.
In his short time as Tottenham manager, Tim Sherwood has spoken out forcefully on a number of issues. He has expressed his forthright views in press conferences on various occasions. The team came in for criticism following their capitulation against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and he has caused annoyance among certain players who haven’t been selected as regularly as they would like. Sherwood responded to a tweet by Sandro by telling him ‘he wasn’t good enough to be selected’ and last week he accused Tottenham fans of not supporting young players who come into the team, preferring ‘star’ signings.Sherwood’s latest outburst came against managers who he says are “touting” for his job. He riled against a question linking him with the manager’s position at Newcastle United.
Many names have appeared in the press with speculation that Sherwood will be leaving White Hart Lane at the end of the season. This has angered the Tottenham manager especially as he feels some of those managers have “touted’ themselves for his post.
The Daily Mail reported Sherwood’s response to the continual questions, saying,
Every press conference I do it’s “This manager’s coming in” – Van Gaal, then Hoddle, this one and that one. Some of these manager’s are touting themselves for my job. I don’t think that’s right.
Since last December, when Sherwood replaced Andre Villas-Boas, many high-profile managers have been linked with the position at Tottenham, Even Sherwood being given an 18-month contract didn’t stop the speculation. Press reports on possible future managers included Louis van Gaal, Glenn Hoddle, Jurgen Klinsmann, Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino, Rafa Benitez, David Moyes, Fabio Capello, Carlo Ancelotti, Cesare Prandelli the Italian national coach, Frank de Boer, Michael Laudrup and most recently Massimiliano Allegri of AC Milan.
If asked about another managerial position, Sherwood said his response, as reported by the Mirror, would be,
…..’They already have a manager.’ And until they haven’t got a manager I haven’t got a job.
Sherwood whose future at Tottenham is uncertain, has also been linked with the manager’s positions at Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion. He is, however, proud of his record at Tottenham, saying,
My brief was to help us score more goals. We had 15 when I took over and now we have 38. So I tick that box. I’m proud of my record so far.
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