Jason Cundy questions how Tim Sherwood earned Tottenham and Aston Villa jobs

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Tim Sherwood’s first two management jobs have been with Tottenham and Aston Villa.

Sherwood is struggling to pick up results with Aston Villa, and Jason Cundy told talkSPORT that he is unsure how the English boss managed to earn roles with Tottenham and Villa considering his lack of experience as a head coach.

Cundy said: “What’s he done to deserve that [the Villa and Tottenham jobs] though? David Moyes, way back, cut his teeth down at Preston, learning his trade at a lower level. Why are young and inexperienced managers given such huge jobs? They’re some of the biggest jobs in football, Spurs and Villa.”

Sherwood’s first job as a head coach was in charge of Spurs, and his appointment in that role was understandable.

Following the departure of Andre Villas-Boas as Spurs boss, Daniel Levy wanted to hire an interim coach until the end of that season, and Sherwood was the obvious choice. He was already working at White Hart Lane on the coaching staff, and he represented some sort of continuity before Spurs could rebuild with a new appointment that summer.

However, his next job was with Villa, coming in to steady the ship last season as they circled around the relegation places. He kept them in the division, but has shown this season that he is lacking in any sort of experience as a manager, as Villa have picked up just four points this campaign.

Cundy has questioned how Sherwood managed to earn his two jobs, having taken two of the biggest roles in English football despite having no real management experience. He relates the situation to that of David Moyes, who spent a number of years in the lower leagues before earning his top flight job, impressing with Everton.

Sherwood went straight in at the top level of management, and is so far doing little to show he deserved the job with Villa, and it could be that he will be out of a job before too long if his results in the Midlands continue on their current trajectory.

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