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Sherwood Becomes Spurs Manager

posted 23 Dec 2013, 16:24 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 23 Dec 2013, 16:25 ]

Tottenham Hotspur appoint interim boss Tim Sherwood as manager.

 LONDON, UK  (REUTERS) - Tim Sherwood has been appointed Tottenham Hotspur head coach until the end of the 2014/15 season after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas his month, the Premier League club announced in a statement on Monday (Decemebr 23).

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"We were extremely reluctant to make a change mid-season, but felt we had to do so in the club's best interests," chairman Daniel Levy said on the club website (

"We have a great squad and we owe them a head coach who will bring out the best in them and allow them to flourish and enjoy a strong, exciting finish to the season.

"We are in the fortunate position of having within our club a talented coach in Tim Sherwood. We believe Tim has both the knowledge and the drive to take the squad forward."

Soon after Sherwood was appointed interim manager, West Ham United piled more misery on Spurs by coming from behind to book their place in the League Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane on December 18.

Tottenham sacked boss Andre Villas-Boas on December 16 after their crushing 5-0 home defeat by Liverpool.

It wasn't a particularly good audition for Sherwood.

He said after the match: "It would have to be right for me and obviously right for the football club, there is a lot of big names behind bandied about to take this job, as you would imagine it is a huge football club," Sherwood told reporters after the match. "But I think the chairman and the football club needs to make the right decision and find the manager who is best compatible to take this football club forward.

"I'm up for a challenge and always have been. I am very opinionated. I know a certain way I need to play. I think I can manage men and be honest with them and deal with them. That decision going on is out of my hands unfortunately."

Sherwood added that he was sad to see Villas-Boas go.

"I wish him well, he is a real nice guy, everyone liked him around d the football club," he said. "It is the decision the club decided to make and we all have to abide by it. Unfortunately that is football, isn't it."