Why Sherwood's Swindon stunt proves he should stay away from football

Swindon Town director of football Tim Sherwood in the stands

Tim Sherwood's Swindon Town stunt has proven why he needs to stay away from football for the time being.

The former Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur boss was recently appointed as director of football at the County Ground with many people confused by the hiring, especially given that he was recently linked with the managerial job at Queens Park Rangers.

However, nobody could have quite imagined what he was going to do during the club's 3-1 FA Cup defeat at the hands of non-league Eastleigh.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood during the gameAston Villa manager Tim Sherwood during the game

With the Robins staring an early cup exit in the face, Sherwood took it upon himself to go down to the dugout and help manage the side whilst also embarrassing himself in the process.

The stunt proves that the 47-year-old needs more time away from the sport, because he simply is not ready to step back into any role within the game. If he wants to be back in the dugout so bad, then taking a job as director of football makes absolutely no sense.

What Sherwood needs to do is take some time off before coming back as an assistant manager, hopefully learning from a more experienced boss that can teach him how to properly lead a side from the touchline.

Aston Villa manager Tim SherwoodAston Villa manager Tim Sherwood

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