Tim Sherwood explains why he does not play in exhibition games

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Tim Sherwood was the Tottenham Hotspur manager for the second half of last season.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has revealed why he does not participate in exhibition matches.

Writing in The Independent, the 45-year-old explained: “I am very thankful that I can still run, cycle and play football now.

“The only reason I don’t play in the ex-players’ exhibition games is that I don’t like playing football at half-pace, and if I tried to play the way I wanted to I would be hobbling for weeks.”

Sherwood’s playing career was cut short by injuries, but during his time he was highly regarded and respected.

The Englishman started his career at Watford, and went on to play for Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham, Portsmouth and Coventry City.

Sherwood won the Premier League with Blackburn in 1995 and the Football League First Division with Portsmouth in 2003.

The former England international midfielder was in charge of the Tottenham first team for the second half of last season.

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