Sherwood has done well to revitalise a squad, which was low on confidence under former manager Paul Lambert, with the side rising to a position where they are currently enjoying a six point cushion above the bottom three after the win against Spurs last weekend.
“I played against him a few times as well. For me he has not put a foot wrong since he has come in,” said Cole.
“His persona has lifted the place and he has got good staff around him. He seems to have everything that is required to be a top manager.”
The first positive change that Sherwood made when he came in as manager was to create some belief and positive feeling around the club.
He deserves credit for trying to create a winning mentality and for getting the attack to perform, based around key figures such as Christian Benteke and Gabby Agbonlahor.
The defence has been more difficult to sort out because of the injury problems that the side have had to deal with.
Sherwood also deserves credit for generally being enthusiastic every time he’s talked about the club and the challenges they are facing.
It’s easier for a set of players to take on what the manager wants from them if they see the belief in his eyes themselves.
His real challenge is going to be how he reshapes things over the summer, presuming the club get into a position of safety, to ensure that the side doesn’t experience anything similar next season.