Sherwood to show Spurs what they are missing at Norwich City

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

The newly-sacked Tottenham manager could rebuild his reputation with a stint in the Carrow Road hot seat at a club where he cut his teeth as a player.

Back before Tim Sherwood made his name as the captain of Kenny Dalglish’s barnstorming Blackburn Rovers side, the midfielder was a popular fixture at Norwich City, with 13 goals in 88 appearances for the Canaries, in a spell that put him on the radar of England’s biggest teams.

It would therefore be fitting to see the Hertfordshire-born footballer, now turned manager, make his name with a return to the club that helped him on the road to a Premier League title.

Sacked by Tottenham after just five months in charge, Sherwood can leave White Hart Lane with his head held high having guided the club to Europa League qualification and a solid finish to the season.

Champions League football may have alluded the Lilywhites but the 45-year-old was certainly successful in steadying the Spurs ship following a shaky start to the campaign.

His work with Emmanuel Adebayor was also commendable, while the successful integration of youngsters like Harry Kane and Nabil Bentaleb won him many plaudits, even if he was, on occasions, tactically naive.

In truth, the task of turning Tottenham Hotspur into a top-four team may have been beyond him at this early stage in his managerial career but, with time and experience, Sherwood could one day be the man to take the club to the next level.

He may have been sacked from the role, but as the rumours linking former boss Glenn Hoddle with the North London hot seat show, there is always a way back.

And that process could begin with a stint in charge of Norwich City, with Neil Adams set to step aside from his temporary role in charge of the Carrow Road club.

A move down to the Championship would suit Sherwood, allowing the former Portsmouth man to gain much-needed experience and potentially promotion, with the Canaries boasting a squad capable of bouncing straight back to the Premier League.

The 45-year-old would also be the ideal man to bring more young players through the ranks at Norwich, while his ties to the club mean he will not be lacking passion for the task at hand.

Having been linked with moves to Swindon Town and Brighton in the past, the reality is that, should the Carrow Road club come knocking, Sherwood would be wise to take up their offer.

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