Recently sacked Tottenham manager 'not interested' in becoming Newcastle boss

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Ex-Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood says he has no interest in replacing Alan Pardew as Newcastle United manager.

In an interview with talkSPORT earlier today, former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood says the vacant Newcastle job doesn't interested him at all.

Sherwood has been considered as one of the names in the frame for some time, but he says it wasn't the right role for him and he doesn't want to rush back into management.

"This one, for me, is not something I will be interested in," said Sherwood. "I want to make sure the next one [managerial job] is going to be the right one. I want to be picky, I want to be picking the right one."

"I am still a young manager and I think there is plenty of time for me. I don't want to rush back into the first job [offered]. I'm desperate to get back in but I'm not desperate for anything," he added.

Sherwood has been out of work since May, when Tottenham sacked him despite finishing in sixth place and with a 50% win percentage having won 14 of his 28 games in charge.

Since leaving White Hart Lane, Sherwood has been linked with moves to Brighton and Hove Albion, Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion, but so far he's resisted the temptation to get back in the dugout.

The 45-year-old will surely make his return to football soon, but it seems that his next destination won't be St. James' Park having ruled out a move to Newcastle.

The Magpies have yet to hire a manager, despite Alan Pardew moving on to Crystal Palace almost three weeks ago now.

Caretaker boss John Carver has yet to win a game, and fans are growing impatient as Mike Ashley bids his time before announcing a new manager - which now won't be Sherwood, even if he looked like being an outsider all along.

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