Tim Sherwood has hit the ground running after his promotion from Tottenham Hotspur coach - a position he held for five years - to first-team manager, a role he has occupied since December 16, 2013.
The North Londoner overcame a blip against West Ham United in the League Cup quarterfinal in his first game in charge to accumulate ten points from a possible 12 in the Premier League (including a win at Old Trafford against Manchester United) and has still had to fend off the notion that he is a covert Arsenal fan.
Regardless of his allegiances (something cleared up here), the decision to usher in Sherwood as Tottenham's full-time coach has been applauded by a seemingly unlikely source - Arsenal superstar and academy graduate Jack Wilshere - who admires the 44-year-old for being a modern manager with the ability to bring young players into the Lilywhite set-up.
Speaking to the club's official website, Wilshere had more: 'He's a good manager. He's young, he's worked with the under-21s at Tottenham and he's done a great job with them. He's going to bring young players in for Spurs.
'I think he's like a modern manager, he wants to get the ball down and pass it around. He was a great player himself as well as we know. He was a surprise choice for some but for me he was a great choice.'
Arsenal host Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup at their Emirates Stadium home later today, Saturday, at 17:15 local time.
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