Arsenal legend takes subtle dig at Sherwood live on air

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

With Lee Dixon and ex Spurs boss Tim Sherwood commentating on the FA Cup final there was always likely to be some banter.

Being the recently dismissed manager of Tottenham, it can't have been easy for Tim Sherwood to sit in a studio at Wembley watching Arsenal win the FA Cup.

Or perversely, perhaps it would be easier than one would imagine.

Sherwood enjoyed the banter with ITV presenter Adrian Chiles and his fellow pundits Roy Keane and Lee Dixon, being more than happy to give as much as he got.

Talking about his time at Spurs, Sherwood said it wasn't a surprise to be laid off by Daniel Levy, stating the "club was bigger than any player or manager that comes in."

And when asked on his thoughts regarding who he wanted to do well in the match, the former Blackburn title winner took a predictably Spurs-centered approach, favouring Hull's Tottenham contingent by saying: "I just want to see Jake Livermore do well, who's a boy I had at Tottenham."

Moving on to have a sly dig at his old employers, Sherwood added: "And also Tom Huddlestone, who is a player I think should still be at Tottenham."

He wasn't the only one to risk a subtle dig though, with former Arsenal star Lee Dixon butting in with: "You're Dad won't be very happy with that though will he!"

It was a reference to Sherwood's dad being a Highbury and Emirates season ticket holder, while the former Spurs manager himself was rumoured to be a diehard Gunners fan in his youth.

Sherwood laughed it off at the time, but if there is any part of him with any allegiance to Arsenal, he will have had no problems seeing the North Londoners end their nine-year trophy drought.

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