Speaking to talkSPORT, Ray Wilkins has expressed his belief that Tim Sherwood will become an ‘exceptional’ manager in the future, despite being sacked by Aston Villa last weekend.
Wilkins said: “I honestly do feel that Tim will become an exceptional manager. He has the right man management skills, he coaches very well - he’s always on the pitch coaching. It’s a great shame it ended how it ended, but it’s a results game, and we weren’t able to get the results which were required.”
Sherwood left Villa after 28 games in charge, with 10 wins to his name for a ration of 36% victories. He has also been head coach at Spurs, also spending 28 games, and winning 50% of the fixtures he took charge of.
He has done little to impress during his time as a head coach, and he was sacked by Villa after leaving them last place in the Premier League table with just one win this season.
However, Wilkins believes that Sherwood does have all the traits needed to become a top class manager sometime in the future. Wilkins was assistant manager at Villa under Sherwood, and from what he has seen in training, the 46-year-old is well on his way to making it at the top of the game.
Considering his two Premier League jobs have been failures, Sherwood’s next move is sure to see him drop down to the Championship or a lower league to continue his development. But if he does start to fulfil his potential, it would not be a surprise to see Sherwood back in the Premier League before too long.