Sherwood won’t become Van Gaal’s assistant at Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood appears to be prepared for a speculated takeover from Louis van Gaal. The White Hart Lane boss claims he “never want to be a No. 2” at the club. Sherwood insists that he would prefer to return to his original post, technical director of the club, if Van Gaal does become the manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
Sherwood inked an 18-month contract with the Spurs after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked as manager of the club in December. There has been slight improvement under Sherwood, but Spurs have generally been struggling since the beginning of the season. Their most recent defeat being a 4-0 hammering from Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Saturday.
It is widely believed that Sherwood is just a man filling in the boots and doing the managerial job as Tottenham Hotspur’s chairman searches for a more experienced manager for the job. So far Van Gaal appears to be top candidate for the job. The Dutchman is currently in coaching Netherlands, but plans on finding work elsewhere after the World Cup ends this summer.
The speculation of Van Gaal arriving at Spurs appears to have passed by Sherwood as well. After the Chelsea defeat Sherwood confirmed that thought of being replaced at Spurs had crossed his mind and rumors about Van Gaal’s arrival had reached his ears as well.
“The silence is deafening isn’t it,” Sherwood told reporters. ““It’s up to Daniel. It’s up to the club to make that decision. One thing I guarantee people is that no one cares more than me. I want the team to do very well and it hurts me when they don’t. I’m afraid I need people in that dressing room to be hurting like I am.
“I never want to be a No. 2. I’d be no good as a No. 2. I’m too opinionated. I wouldn’t want to do the job, but I do think there is a place for a technical director.
Sherwood revealed that he always looked at the Spurs from the “bottom to the top”. Sherwood added that he liked to keep a close eye on all the aspects of the club, especially who goes in or goes out.
Sherwood criticized his players for not standing up to Chelsea during the 4-0 defeat. Sherwood believes his team could have recorded a better performance against the Blues. Defeat to Chelsea leaves Tottenham Hotspur with a deficit of four points to Manchester City, even though they have three games in hand. Arsenal are third-placed and possess a six-point lead, but they too have a game in hand.