Manager Watch: Sherwood to become Spurs technical director?

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Tim Sherwood does not rate his chances of staying on as Tottenham Hotspur manager - but could become their next technical director.

The revolving door designed specifically for Spurs managers never seems to stop spinning.

For one reason or another - and each reason is as debatable as the next - the north London side look less and less likely to settle on a long-term coach with every one they appoint.

After Andre Villas-Boas' sacking earlier this season, Tim Sherwood was given the job on an 18-month contract. But the 45-year-old has seemingly had the shadow of Louis Van Gaal looming over him ever since he took over at White Hart Lane.

And his side's latest showing in the 4-0 defeat against Chelsea has certainly not done him any favours. After the embarrassing defeat, Sherwood slammed his players' lack of character and insisted the club need to "wake up" if they are aiming for Champions League football.

The Spurs boss went even further, in fact, and suggested that he might not be in the Tottenham hot seat next season. Instead, though, he did hint at a potential role as the club's technical director - but refuted the possibility of becoming assistant manager.

“I never want to be a No.2,” Sherwood told reporters. “I feel like I can do the No.1 job. I don’t think I’d be good at No.2. I'm too opinionated. I wouldn’t want to do the No.2 job.

“I do think there is a place for a technical director. I’m someone who sees the club from the bottom to the top on the training field. There’s a definite place for that.

"A lot of clubs need to have a person like that, otherwise you get no continuity, you just end up buying seven or 10 players every window and your turnover of players is far too great.”

Should Sherwood stay on at White Hart Lane as a technical director?

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