Former Tottenham boss Sherwood is reportedly one of the top candidates for the vacant managerial job at QPR.
According to BBC Sport, Rangers have already contacted the 45-year-old to succeed Harry Redknapp, who stepped down from his post on Tuesday citing health reasons.
Allen, a former QPR striker, has now explained why Sherwood would be good for the London outfit.
“Tim does deserve an awful lot of credit for his brief tenure in charge of the Tottenham first team for the second half of last season,” the 43-year-old told talkSPORT. “He accumulated a tremendous amount of points and narrowly missed out on Champions League football.
“His win percentage ratio was excellent and I’d say he has been patient and is waiting for the opportunity and he continues, now that the job has come up at QPR, to be a contender for the role.
“It appears they [QPR] are looking for an ambitious, young manager which, certainly, Tim fits the bill… He is very honest in his opinion, he’ll shake a few players up.
“He is ready, refreshed and energised and it wouldn’t surprise me if he is given the chance. I sincerely hope that they manage to finish outside the bottom three and retain their Premier League status.”
Is Sherwood be a good candidate?
Sherwood was in charge of Tottenham for the second half of last season and took the team close to finishing in the top four of the Premier League.
However, the 45-year-old divided opinions during his time at White Hart Lane and was not always like by everyone due to his outspoken nature.
While the Englishman is a very good manager, his task at QPR would be massive: avoid relegation from the Premier League at all costs.
Rangers are currently second from bottom in the Premier League table with 19 points from 23 matches and have a truly woeful record away from home.
Given that the January transfer window has closed, Sherwood, if appointed, will have to work with the players he will inherit from Redknapp.
Redknapp could not get the best out of the current group of QPR players, but can Sherwood?