• Premier League

Redknapp backs Sherwood for Spurs

ESPN staff
December 20, 2013
Tim Sherwood will take the reigns for Tottenham this weekend © PA Photos

Harry Redknapp admits he hopes his former side Tottenham Hotspur give Tim Sherwood the full-time job as he is convinced the caretaker manager can be a success.

Redknapp, who was in charge of Spurs between 2008 and 2012, was critical of Tottenham's history of removing managers, and believes Sherwood's track record with the young players at the club speaks volumes about his credentials.

Andre Villas-Boas - sacked by Tottenham after the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool - has now failed at two high-profile Premier League clubs and Redknapp questioned the logic of owners going for foreign managers with a 'sexy name'.

"Tottenham do change managers an awful lot," Redknapp said.

"I am pleased to see Tim Sherwood having a crack of it. Let's hope that Tim can get the job. He has a great knowledge of football, knows the game.

"I saw him work with the Under-21 team. He has been instrumental with people like Steven Caulker and Andros Townsend coming through. I'd love to see him get the job.

"Owners think it is about names but it is not. Maybe we should give Sherwood a foreign name or a more sexy name and he might get the job, I hope he picks up a few results and gets the job."

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