According to the Birmingham Mail, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood will become the new West Bromwich Albion boss by the end of this week.
Sherwood parted company with Tottenham when the season finished, just five months after he replaced Andre Villa-Boas as manager.
Although Tottenham performed reasonably well on the pitch during his tenure as manager, it is thought that his off-the-pitch attitude was the reason Tottenham Hotspur decided to look elsewhere when the season finished.
Which ultimately lead to bad news for Southampton supporters as he was subsequently replaced with their manager Mauricio Pochettino, just weeks after Sherwood was sacked.
Nevertheless, it wasn’t only Tottenham’s 59% win-rate under Sherwood that can be classed as a positive during his reign, because he helped blood in some of the Spurs' younger players too.
One of the younger players he broke through into the first-team successfully was England under-21 international Harry Kane who, before Sherwood, was a player that had question marks over his head prior to his run of goals at the end the season.
With Pochettino looking to strengthen the Spurs frontline this summer then, if given the West Brom job, we believe it is likely Sherwood may make the move for Kane in the summer transfer window.
Another player Sherwood is likely to sign is former QPR and Derby County loanee, Tom Carroll, a player who Sherwood has described previously as: ‘good enough to play for Barcelona.’
Although the youngster has earned mixed reviews from the supporters of clubs he has been on loan at, the former Tottenham boss clearly believes he could be a huge asset in the Premier League. He even admitted towards the end of the season that he tried to bring the England under-21 international back from his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers in January but was unsuccessful.
Both players, whilst still young, are clearly fancied by Sherwood to become top-half Premier League players, particularly Carroll who he compared to Modric, and, in my opinion, is highly-likely to move for both players in the next couple of months.
If the right amount of money is on the table, it's plausible Tottenham would to allow both youngsters to leave as they look to reinforce their Champions League bid for next season, or at least grant a loan deal for either, if not both of them.