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An accident waiting to happen at Tottenham?

Date: 26th March 2014 at 6:55pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Some view Tim Sherwood's version of Premier League management - post-match interview rants, gillet throw-downs, touchline bust-ups with opposing managers, basic 4-4-2's and all - as an incredibly refreshing approach amid the corporate, kid gloves climate the English gaffer racket now finds itself in. As the Independent's Michael Calvin has labelled the Tottenham manager; "Tim Sherwood was the gaffer reinvented as the geezer." Through his actions thus far in the White Hart Lane hotseat, the 44 year-old has resembled a figure much closer to a Spurs supporter you might find in a North London pub than his overbearingly intellectual, almost emotionless predecessor, Andre Villas-Boas. But let us not be fooled; the Tottenham gaffer's apparently passionate, 'signing-from-the-heart-not-the-script' demeanour is sourced from nothing other than his immense naivety as a manager. There's a reason you don't see Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho or Manuel Pellegrini screaming at players from the touchline and booting around water bottles on a weekly basis - because it's incredibly unproductive and rage can only further cloud ones judgement. Despite these three managers taking a far more subtle and distinguished approach in the dug-out in comparison to the apparently passionate Sherwood, would you describe any of them as having less enthusiasm for the beautiful game or desire for victory than the ... Read More

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