Saturday, 21 December 2013

Tim Sherwood: A review of new Spurs Boss

I am more qualified to coach Spurs than Tim Sherwood. I am not blowing my own trumpet, but it's a fact. He doesn't have any formal coaching qualifications, and no coaching experience in the lower leagues.

The former Setanta Sport pundit was openly critical of Tottenham when he provided opinions on them, but now describes them as 'his team.'  Yes, he may have played for them between 1999 and 2003, scoring 12 goals in 93 appearances, and was the First Team coach at White Hart Lane since 2008, but the claim by an anonymous source that he could 'be our Guardiola' does not stand up.

According to the Mirror, he HAS completed his coaching badges, but evidence of when he did is not easy to find. They criticised Harry Redknapp's decision to hire him and Les Ferdinand back in 2008, claiming they wouldn't add anything to the team.

While he will have to be as charismatic as possible, what with Spurs suffering a footballing lesson at the hands of Liverpool last week and Manchester City last month, if he is to have any chance to boosting morale and getting Spurs back on track.

Since the root of AVB's demise was ultimately the decision to sell Gareth Bale, Sherwood will have to show some talent in the January transfer window, since the £100 million AVB spent in summer on replacements haven't returned the outlay - as Luis Suarez has single-handedly scored more goals this season than the whole of the Tottenham team.  This seams to the underlying problem. Goals win football matches, and with a goal difference of -6, they have the worst goal difference in the top half of the table.
While they have won 1 more match than Manchester United and are 2 points clear of them, United have a GD of +6, which is something David Moyes can take heart from.

A team in crisis? It's typical Spurs if you ask me.

Always a team competing for a top 4 finish, they have only achieved this twice since the formation of the Premier League - in 2009/10 and 2011/12.

You would think that Daniel Levy would have gone with a more experienced manager than Sherwood.

Will he be able to steer Spurs to success? Only time will tell...