Younes Kaboul has called on Tottenham to give Tim Sherwood a chance to stay on as manager for the long-term.
The current Spurs chief took over from Andre Villas-Boas following his sacking shortly before Christmas and was handed an 18-month contract by chairman Daniel Levy after some impressive initial results.
However, speculation has suggested that he will not see out the full length of his deal, with the North London club already eyeing possible summer alternatives.
Despite Sherwood having guided Tottenham to seven wins and two draws in 10 Premier League games at the helm, Levy is believed to be unsure of his tactical approach and vision for the club.
Louis van Gaal – Holland’s manager – has been linked with the role, but Kaboul feels that his current manager should be kept on:
“I hope so, for him, he deserves it.” He responded when questioned by the London Evening Standard on whether Sherwood should stay.
“He knows the club very well, he’s been here for a long time and he knows exactly what he’s doing.
“He learned a lot in the past and the best fact is that he played football at a high level. He won the title with Blackburn in 1995, so he has plenty of experience. His playing career is important, because he knows what it’s like for us.
“We don’t waste time on other stuff, because he went through everything and he understands. He knows the game perfectly. I remember that when Harry Redknapp was manager (from 2008-2012), Tim and [coaches] Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey would come to nearly every game.
“Wherever we were playing, it didn’t matter; they would be there. They would talk to us about how to deal better with certain situations on the pitch and even then, I could see Tim becoming a manager. He just had to be patient and wait for his chance.”