Tim Sherwood has reflected on his relationship with Lord Sugar when the duo were at Tottenham Hotspur in The Independent.
Sherwood played for North London outfit Tottenham from 1999 to 2003, while Lord Sugar was the club’s chairman between 1991 and 2001.
“I liked Sugar. You knew where you stood with him. In an interview after he stepped down as chairman he said that he regarded all footballers as ‘total scum’.
“I recall a similar comment when he was still Spurs chairman and we used to joke with him about it at the time. Things like, 'Scumbags coming through!' when we walked past him in a corridor. He always took it well.”
Lord Sugar’s ‘break-up’ with Tottenham was messy and the fans do not remember him fondly, but it seems that the players during his time did share some banter with the 67-year-old.
Interestingly, Lord Sugar still follows the fortunes of Tottenham and is often found on social networking site Twitter having his say on their performance.
Sherwood, who was in charge of the Spurs first team for the second half of last season, appears to have enjoyed working with Lord Sugar all those years ago.
Lord Sugar does come across as very direct and does not mince his words, which is perhaps not always conducive in football.
But then again, the 67-year-old Englishman is a character, and one must respect him for speaking his mind even his opinions are not very popular.