Tim Sherwood watches Swindon Town ease past Charlton Athletic

Swindon Town director of football Tim Sherwood in the stands

Swindon Town won for the first time in five matches, beating Charlton Athletic 3-0 at the County Ground, with new director of football Tim Sherwood watching in the stands.

Sherwood, the former Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa manager, was appointed on non-contract terms at the League One club on Thursday.

Sherwood has known the Swindon chairman, Lee Power, since their time at Norwich City in the 1990s and previously sent players on loan to the club while in charge at Tottenham. Sherwood sat alongside Power in the stands on Saturday, while Brendan Rodgers and Chris Ramsey were also in attendance.

Power has said that Luke Williams will remain the club’s head coach, although Sherwood will “head up all aspects, including transfers, the way we play, the formations and the picking of the team”. Sherwood had been linked with the managerial vacancy at QPR, since filled by Ian Holloway.

“I’ve got a soft spot for this club. It was a club who developed a lot of Tottenham players who have gone on to big-money moves, Ryan Mason and Alex Pritchard,” Sherwood said at a press conference on Thursday.

A Morgan Fox own goal opened the scoring in Wiltshire, before Lloyd Jones doubled Town’s lead. John Goddard, the former Woking and England C midfielder, sealed Swindon’s second win in eleven matches in all competitions four minutes from time. Charlton, meanwhile, are now three games without a win under Russell Slade.

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