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Sherwood in Contention for Town Job
Monday, 7th May 2018 14:15

TWTD understands former Tottenham and Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is a serious contender for the vacant Town manager’s job.

Blues owner Marcus Evans began interviewing candidates to succeed Mick McCarthy last week with Sherwood among them, but doesn’t expect to name his new boss until late May or early June.

Sherwood’s most recent job was as director of football at Swindon between November 2016 and June 2017.

Prior to that he was manager of Villa from February 2015 to the October of the same year, during which they reached the FA Cup final but were beaten 4-0 at Wembley by Arsenal.

The three-times-capped full England international’s first job as a boss was at Tottenham between December 2013 and May 2014 having previously been a member of the White Hart Lane backroom staff.

The 49-year-old, who played for Spurs between 1999 and 2003, had initially been assistant first-team coach under Harry Redknapp before becoming their technical director, during which time he ran their U21s side.

In addition to his link to Redknapp, one of Evans’s long-standing contacts in the game, Sherwood will also be well-known to David Pleat, another of the Blues’ owner’s associates, while Town caretaker-boss Bryan Klug was working at the Spurs academy during the Borehamwood-born former midfielder's spell coaching at White Hart Lane.

Sherwood emerging as a leading candidate for the Blues job is unlikely to prove universally popular with Town supporters given his playing history with Norwich City.

He made 82 starts and six sub appearances for the Canaries, scoring 13 times, between July 1989 and February 1992.

Sherwood, who also played for Watford, Blackburn, with whom he won a Premier League winner's medal, Portsmouth and Coventry during his playing career, is currently ranked as a 33-1 outsider for the Town job with Bet Victor. More on the latest betting here.

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howdonblue added 14:22 - May 7
Oh dear

dannym09 added 14:22 - May 7

MickMacTerry added 14:22 - May 7

Guthrum added 14:23 - May 7
Not bothered about the Norwich playing connection (wasn't an issue with Joe Royle). Just dubious about how good he is.

Superblue95 added 14:23 - May 7
Probably wouldn't be as bad as most people think but he certainly wouldn't be my choice

howdonblue added 14:24 - May 7
Sherwood emerging as a candidate for the Blues job is unlikely to prove universally popular with Town supporters given his playing history with Norwich City

And more importantly he is a SXXT manager

Swn98 added 14:26 - May 7
Even i can agree with everyone on this NO THANKS

BlueBlood90 added 14:30 - May 7
F**K THAT!!!!!!

hadleighboyblue added 14:32 - May 7
PLEASE NO . ........Marcus take some proper advice from someone , not 'arry boy . Anyone inside ITFC will tell you this has to be a NO NO

SpruceMoose added 14:34 - May 7
Everything is terrible and Phil should feel bad for dropping these sh!tehawk stories on us every other day.

tractorboybig added 14:34 - May 7
what?? sundays feel good factor is diminishing

Suffolkboy added 14:35 - May 7
ME is nobody's fool ,and no matter what recommendations from whatever source he's unlikely to be taken in or attracted to fringe applicants of unproven ability .
Nothing S has touched has so far seemed sprinkled with lasting success ,so I'm certainly not alone in trusting he's not for us !
The next few weeks will bring lots of speculation ,anticipation and comment until ME selects and secures his man; many will prove uncomfortable with having to retain all the back room staff ,being used to a free hand here, and some just unable to cope with a restricted budget; but the right man will emerge !
Up the Blues.

HarryfromBath added 14:38 - May 7
If you are reading this, Marcus Evans this is a 'no'. And for the avoidance of doubt it is still a 'no'.

SpruceMoose added 14:40 - May 7
I don't like how Sherwood is giving a dog whistle Adolf salute in that photo. Could this be a secret message to our more extreme fans perhaps?

Bildestoned added 14:43 - May 7
‘In contention’. Then we see he’s 33-1. It’ll be me in contention next.

BlueandTruesince82 added 14:52 - May 7

1. Ex scum
2. Ego like Micks, would be all about him not the club
3. Has done nothing as a manager, dross at Villa, ruined Swindon as DOF in spite of all his "contacts"

Was mildly successful with a spurs squad that even my mates 9 year old would have illicited performances from.

4. Divisive.
5. Ex scum
6. Ex scum
7. Ex scum
8. Ex scum
9.Ex scum
10. Ex scum.

If we looked up the definition of "be careful what you wish for" there would be a picture of Tim Sherwood. Might as well appoint Iwan Roberts.

For the love of god PLEASE no.

Europablue added 14:54 - May 7
He's not my first pick, but he's better than most of the names being thrown about.

BlueandTruesince82 added 14:55 - May 7
Smacks of Pleat and Arry. If the budgies went down that road I would be crying with laughter.

essextractorboy93 added 15:02 - May 7
Dear God please no. This would be like Sol Campbell, an awful appointment. He's unbelievably arrogant and full of himself. Very temperamental character as well.

Appoint someone who has worked their way up through the leagues not someone arrogant like Sherwood. David Pleat is just recommending all his mates for the job. I know plenty of Spurs fans and they can't stand Sherwood. DO NOT appoint this clown!

Chicago_Blue added 15:04 - May 7
NO! Just NO!

ghostofescobar added 15:06 - May 7
God, no. One of the worsed possible candidates. Can't see he ticks any boxes other than the "currently out of work" one.

BluedanW added 15:12 - May 7
Direct debit cancel

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 15:13 - May 7
Not impressed and would be disappointed if he gets it. Doesn't tick any boxes for me either, except negative ones. Let's hope it's one of the other 1000 who have been linked.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 15:17 - May 7
PS: We've got George and Terry knocking on the door. How many supporters would prefer Sherwood to them? (Count on fingers of one hand.) Come on Marcus, this is a football decision, not a "business" decision. Get it right.

HarryfromBath added 15:19 - May 7
I could be wrong, but I sense that there might be a consensus emerging here...

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