According to Gullit in the Daily Mail, the current Tottenham boss missed the opportunity to sign Luis Suarez when the Uruguayan was playing at Ajax.
Then Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp apparently sent Sherwood and Ferdinand to the Dutch capital to give Suarez the once-over, but the duo came away unsure of his potential.
Gullit is quoted: 'They came to watch him. I met Sherwood together with Les Ferdinand, they were Harry Redknapp’s assistants at the time and were also his scouts.
They asked me all kinds of questions about Suarez, so I just point blank said: 'You have to snap him up, without any hesitation, in a heartbeat'.
'Afterwards they said to me: 'Well, we might have got it wrong''.
Tottenham go into the clash with Liverpool this weekend looking for victory which will keep alive their Champions League hopes for next season. The man Sherwood reportedly turned down, however, will no doubt be eager to have his say in matters, as Liverpool look to win the Premier League for the first time in their history.
Suarez, of course, has been breathtaking this season. In 26 Liverpool appearances, he has scored 28 and assisted a further 11 – contributing to a goal every 60 minutes. Tottenham on the other hand have scored just 40 Premier League goals in 31 matches, a goal every 69 minutes.
Oh, what might have been!