‘A lot of big names in the frame’ for Tottenham job, brings out Sherwood : worldleaks
Interim Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood has brought out the club are considering a host of top managers for the vacant full-time job, following the departure of Andre Villas-Boas.
The Portuguese boss was axed on Monday morning, after less than 18 months at the helm, following Spurs’ 5-0 thrashing against Liverpool at home.
Sherwood, who also explained he was given a last-minute promotion to take over first-team duties, saw his opening game in charge end in defeat as London rivals West Ham came back to win for the second time this season at White Hart Lane – knocking Spurs out of the League Cup quarter-finals.
And the stand-in boss took he is unsure over his future in the role, with a number of leading managers in the running for the permanent position.
“On Monday morning I was going out to take the development squad training, but after meeting the chairman I had to alter my plans to the first-team,” said the Spurs coach. “That’s the first I knew of it.
“We’re due to have discussions, but we’ve got to wait and see.
“There are a lot of big names in the frame and it all depends on who the chairman thinks is the right choice.
“There are a lot of fantastic managers out there, but it’s all about detecting the right one who suits our club, they’ve got to be compatible.
“I’ve enjoyed it so far, it’s new for me and it’s a new voice for the players – I’m trying to get the best out of them.
“It’s difficult to get the message across, about how I want them to play, in a short space of time but we’ll try our best.”
In a wet night at White Hart Lane, a dominant Tottenham went ahead in the second-half through returning forward Emmanuel Adebayor’s thumping volley.
But, in familiar fashion, the home side surrendered their lead as West Ham finished a smash-and-grab triumph with two goals in the last ten minutes.
And Sherwood accepted his side “blew up” after running out of steam against their persistent opponents.
“But I have to be honest, I think we blew up at the end. We were in assure but then had nothing left in the tank in the last 20 minutes or so.
“It was really disappointing, I’m removed for the lads but you’ve got to credit West Ham, they came at us, stuck at it and got their reward in the end.”
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