Newcastle United may find it worthwhile pursuing Tim Sherwood this summer, as the former Tottenham Hotspur man could be a good appointment for the club.
Sherwood has stated to TalkSPORT that he wouldn't be interested in managing at St. James' Park, but with six months for the Magpies to pursue a new target - following the appointment of John Carver until the end of the season - the club would surely be able to persuade him, should they be determined enough to.
Newcastle have been linked with a number of managers, with the likes of Steve McClaren, Remi Garde and Frank De Boer all reportedly on their wish list, according to the Mirror, but, arguably, none are as good a fit as Sherwood.
Although the London-born boss is inexperienced, he has shown in his brief period in management that he could have what it takes to be a good addition on Tyneside.
Sherwood divided supporters at White Hart Lane, with many enjoying his open approach in the media and others feeling his tactical decisions were strange.
What cannot be argued, though, is his ability to bring through youngsters. Sherwood made Nabil Bentaleb and Harry Kane into first-teamers with the Lilywhites and the pair have gone on to become key players this campaign.
It shows his eye for spotting talent and that could be crucial at Newcastle in the future, as they put more onus on bringing through their own young talent.
The Magpies have expressed a desire to utilise their academy system to better effect, but they will need a manager in charge who has faith in youth if they are to implement their new strategy and few are better equipped for this than Sherwood.
His winning record at White Hart Lane was also one that many bosses would be envious of, with his win percentage (50%) the seventh best in the club's history.
It shows that although Sherwood may not be many people's first choice to take over, he could be a viable option and Newcastle should be doing all they can to change his mind about not wanting to come to St. James Park.