Video: Sherwood hands the reins to supporter mid-match on final day

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

During Tottenham's 3-0 win over Aston Villa, the Spurs boss invited a supporter to take the hot seat for a minute or two.

It may be a case that the Tim Sherwood show at White Hart Lane is approaching its final days.

If that is the case there have certainly been some choice moments, ranging from flashes of emotion on the touchline, to controversial statements to the press.

And on Sunday, in the final game of the season, the ex Blackburn Rovers man was clearly in a feel good and fun mood, when he invited a supporter out from the stands and invited him to take his seat next to Les Ferdinand on the Spurs bench.

Sherwood told the media afterwards that the fan had constantly been vocal about what the Tottenham head coach should do, full of advice week after week.

"That guy's an expert, seriously," Sherwood joked. "Every week he tells me what to do. So I gave him the opportunity to do the job. He bottled it at first but then he swallowed it. It was just good banter.

"There were a couple I could have picked. We've got the police looking for him because he's nicked the gilet. But it's fine, he can have it."

The Tottenham fan was found by the BBC after the incident, and had this to say on the incident: "It was a great moment and something I will never forget. He's not frightened to talk with the fans and all season we have had good banter with him.

"During the game I called a couple of substitutions and he just so happened to make them. I also called him to put young Alex Pritchard on which he did and he said, 'you know what, you might as well come and sit in the hot-seat'. So I thought why not? It was just surreal. I didn't know if I would get in trouble but I'm a lifelong Spurs fan - not many people can say they have sat in the manager's seat while Premier League is going on.

"To be fair I didn't take the gilet off but he told me I could keep it, and he shook my hand and patted me on the back."

Whether Spurs fans will have the chance to get another look at one of Sherwood's famous gilets, we'll likely find out in the next few days.

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