Tim Sherwood warns Tottenham against big-name appointment

Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood revels in his record in charge of the north London side

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood has warned Tottenham Hotspur against making a big-name appointment in the summer.

The 45-year-old Spurs manager’s future has been a source of constant speculation since he signed a one-and-a-half year deal after replacing Andre Villas-Boas in December.

Those guys still get the sack wherever they go, so it’s about getting the right man for the right job and the right fit

Tim Sherwood

Netherlands head coach and reported Manchester United target Louis van Gaal has been linked with the position, whilst Ajax manager Frank de Boer has been touted as a potential Spurs boss.

But Sherwood stressed the importance of getting the right man in at White Hart Lane.

“It’s important for the club, and for any club, to know what they want and not to just get anyone as they are the biggest name who can appease the fans for 10 minutes,” Sherwood said.

“Those guys still get the sack wherever they go, so it’s about getting the right man for the right job and the right fit. The game has gone crazy.

“I’m watching a game the other day and you are getting people criticising Pep Guardiola. What is the world coming to?”

Sherwood boasts the best win ratio (58%) of any Spurs manager in the Premier League era, and the former Blackburn captain is proud of his White Hart Lane reign regardless of his long-term future at the club.

“The record’s good – it is better than any Premier League manager in the history of this club,” Sherwood added.

“In the Premier League the results have been there so I can’t complain about that. Hopefully they will continue from now until the end of the season.

“But whatever happens, I can hold up my head and say I’ve done a decent job in the Premier League.

“There has been no-one at this club who has done a better job at the Premier League. My record stands for itself.”

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