Boyhood Arsenal Fan Tim Sherwood ponders Spurs offer
Former Tottenham and Blackburn Rovers midfielder Tim Sherwood has
confirmed that he has been given the chance to join Harry Redknapp's
backroom staff at White Hart Lane.
The 39-year-old is currently working in the media but is seriously
considering the offer of a return to a club where he made 93
appearances between 1999 and 2003.
He told the BBC: "It's been very flattering to be linked with the club.
"If I'd ever wanted to get back into football the club I'd choose would
be Tottenham and the manager I'd work for would be Harry Redknapp.
"I spoke to Harry on Sunday and will do so again on Tuesday. I have to
make my mind up whether or not it's the right time to get back into
football. It's a great opportunity and I bet there's a queue a mile
long to take the job.
"What it boils down to is if I want to get back into football again and
dedicate 100 per cent of my time to the game and I have to make that
decision because a club like Tottenham and a manager like Harry
Redknapp demands that and you wouldn't expect it any other way.
"I think his appointment has been very well received by the Tottenham fans.
"They went down the route of foreign managers. Juande Ramos didn't work
out and if you asked them who they wanted to replace him then Harry
would be at the top of the list.
"It's going to take time though. Two points from eight games is a
disastrous start and it won't be easy but they have the right man for
the job, that's for sure.
"Let's be realistic, the team's aim should be to stay in the division
this year and avoid relegation. Not many teams survive with two points
after eight games."