Sherwood - I don't know if I'll be in charge for Saints game

Daily Echo: Tim Sherwood, right, on the touchline at Upton Park last night Tim Sherwood, right, on the touchline at Upton Park last night

Tim Sherwood believes he could be the man to succeed Andre Villas-Boas as Tottenham manager, despite not knowing if he will be be in charge at St Mary's this Sunday.

Sherwood was appointed interim boss after Villas-Boas' sacking and took charge of last night's 2-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final loss to West Ham.

The former Spurs captain is yet to hear from chairman Daniel Levy if he will be in charge for Sunday's match with Saints, but he suggested he is keen on the full-time job.

"The immediate future is up in the air, that's as much as I know," Sherwood said.

"I'm up for a challenge. I always have been. I'm very opinionated.

"I know a certain way I need to play. I think I can manage men and deal with them and be honest with them.

"I think the chairman and the football club need to make the correct decision and find the manager who's best compatible to take this football club forward.

"I've got to be in the frame, but it's not my decision, unfortunately."

Sherwood described the 48 hours up to and including the West Ham match as "madness".

He added: "It's different. I'm not used to sleeping two hours a night and waking up thinking about footballers.

"Someone asked me the other day, I said I slept like a baby, I woke up crying four times in the night."

The defeat for Tottenham was compounded by a hamstring injury for Andros Townsend, who could be out until the new year.

"It doesn't look good," Sherwood said.

West Ham won 3-0 in the Premier League encounter in October in one of the results which ultimately cost Villas-Boas his job.

And the Hammers completed a second successive win at White Hart Lane with a come-from-behind triumph to set up a League Cup semi-final with Manchester City.

Sherwood thought he had made a dream start to life in the dugout when Emmanuel Adebayor put Spurs in front midway through the second half, but Matt Jarvis scored 10 minutes from time and Modibo Maiga headed in an 85th-minute winner to send the Hammers, struggling in the Premier League, into the last four.

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7:34am Thu 19 Dec 13

batesieboy says...

"It doesn't look good," said Sherwood. "Except for Saints."
"It doesn't look good," said Sherwood. "Except for Saints." batesieboy

9:31am Thu 19 Dec 13

JohnItaly says...

Spurs' heartache continued last night made even more painful by losing at home to West Ham. Saints must beware of a "wounded" animal. Have to say Sunday is a potential banana skin. If a new manager is appointed by then - but not necessarily in charge - players will be very keen to impress.
Spurs' heartache continued last night made even more painful by losing at home to West Ham. Saints must beware of a "wounded" animal. Have to say Sunday is a potential banana skin. If a new manager is appointed by then - but not necessarily in charge - players will be very keen to impress. JohnItaly

10:09am Thu 19 Dec 13

saintgibbo says...

Not our problem..... Move on.
Not our problem..... Move on. saintgibbo

10:56am Thu 19 Dec 13

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire says...

Andros Townsend is out
He is the one Spurs player that would get into a Saints team
Andros Townsend is out He is the one Spurs player that would get into a Saints team There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire

10:58am Thu 19 Dec 13

Rising_Son says...

JohnItaly wrote:
Spurs' heartache continued last night made even more painful by losing at home to West Ham. Saints must beware of a "wounded" animal. Have to say Sunday is a potential banana skin. If a new manager is appointed by then - but not necessarily in charge - players will be very keen to impress.
I didn't realise bananas were wounded animals. Thanks for the iSight.
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: Spurs' heartache continued last night made even more painful by losing at home to West Ham. Saints must beware of a "wounded" animal. Have to say Sunday is a potential banana skin. If a new manager is appointed by then - but not necessarily in charge - players will be very keen to impress.[/p][/quote]I didn't realise bananas were wounded animals. Thanks for the iSight. Rising_Son

2:00pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Costa Baz says...

I hate seeing a man beg.
I hate seeing a man beg. Costa Baz

5:35pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Malcombe says...

Mauricio will not be complacent, he knows Spurs are a good side and will expect his Team to work hard for 3 points no change there so what chance has Tim Sherwood got to get the job? With Spurs history of choosing a Manager then firing them in a short time not a chance and possibly because he's not that well known and has a zero track record of success, could it be Sven who cares? I only support Southampton far more important
Mauricio will not be complacent, he knows Spurs are a good side and will expect his Team to work hard for 3 points no change there so what chance has Tim Sherwood got to get the job? With Spurs history of choosing a Manager then firing them in a short time not a chance and possibly because he's not that well known and has a zero track record of success, could it be Sven who cares? I only support Southampton far more important Malcombe

5:36am Fri 20 Dec 13

andoru says...

Pochettino will have the same game plan no matter who the manager. We make teams play to us now.

As for Spurs being a wounded animal, which animal are we talking about?
Pochettino will have the same game plan no matter who the manager. We make teams play to us now. As for Spurs being a wounded animal, which animal are we talking about? andoru

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