Redknapp: Sherwood might get Tottenham job if his name was sexier

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp jokes Tim Sherwood might get the Tottenham job if his name was "more sexy"

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Harry Redknapp left Spurs before taking over at QPR last year Photo: The Sport Review

Harry Redknapp has joked that Tim Sherwood might have a better chance of getting the Tottenham Hotspur job if he had a foreign or “more sexy” name.

The former Blackburn Rovers and Spurs midfielder has taken temporary charge of the north London side following Andre Villas-Boas’ dismissal on Monday.

Maybe we should give Sherwood a foreign name or a more sexy name and he might get the job

Harry Redknapp

However, Sherwood made a losing start to his interim reign after West Ham United were 2-1 winners at White Hart Lane in the Capital One Cup quarter-final in midweek.

Fabio Capello, Frank De Boer and Michael Laudrup are among the names that have been linked with the Spurs job, but Villas-Boas’ predecessor Redknapp backed Sherwood for the permanent role.

“Tottenham do change managers an awful lot,” Redknapp said.

“I am pleased to see Tim Sherwood having a crack of it. Let’s hope that Tim can get the job. He has a great knowledge of football, knows the game.

“I saw him work with the under-21 team. He has been instrumental with people like Caulker and Townsend coming through. I’d love to see him get the job.

“Owners think it is about names but it is not. Maybe we should give Sherwood a foreign name or a more sexy name and he might get the job, I hope he picks up a few results and gets the job.”

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