Sherwood stakes claim for Tottenham job
By Michael Hann
LONDON, Dec 20 - Tim Sherwood staked his claim to be Tottenham Hotspur's next permanent manager on Friday as he prepared for his second match in temporary charge since Andre Villas-Boas was sacked this week.
The former Spurs midfielder, who has been involved with coaching the club's young players since 2008, was put in control of the first team for Wednesday's League Cup defeat by West Ham United and will take the side to Southampton on Sunday.
Quite what chairman Daniel Levy has in mind for the north London club is unclear, however, with Sherwood saying he is still to sit down and talk about his future.
At a news conference on Friday, however, the 44-year-old Sherwood was in confident mood.
"I know all about the football club, I've played here - it is my club," he told reporters. "I know what the supporters want and I know what they demand.
"I know the players who we have got here, I know the good young talent that's coming through the club.
"The club and the manager have to be compatible, it's not always about the biggest name, you might do well at another club, but you might not do well at this one.
"If it was down to me I'm getting a 10-year contract now. But football doesn't work like that, it's all about getting results." Continued...