Tim Sherwood admits regrets over taking Tottenham job

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has admitted his regret at taking the managerial job at White Hart Lane back in December.

Spurs' season started with fervent optimism after a summer of spending, as international stars such as Paulinho, Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Roberto Soldado all made their way to White Hart Lane after the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

But the end of the season was met with a sigh of relief as a difficult campaign could finally be put behind them - a season in which manager Andre Villas-Boas was sacked in December after a thumping at the hands of Liverpool, meaning Sherwood was promoted into the role.

The former England international has led the club to a sixth place finish in the Premier League but was sacked on Tuesday as Tottenham look for a more illustrious man to take the reins at the club, leaving Sherwood to admit that he wouldn't have taken the job had he known it was only a short-term deal.

"I love the development phase of football and if I knew it was a five-month job stepping up I wouldn’t have done it. As a manager your head’s going to be on the block and it might be a short tenure, and in the end it proved that. I didn’t anticipate it would be as short as it actually was. I thought that if I had 18 months there I would definitely take the club forward," said Sherwood.

The ex-midfielder clearly has his sights set on a career in management and has recently been linked with the vacancies at Brighton and Hove Albion, Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion, and Sherwood revealed that he is willing to listen to any offers for his services.

"I would consider any jobs that are out there. I would like to have an honest conversation with the owners or the chairman of any club that might be of interest and see what the expectations are of that club," he added.

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