Football: Sherwood planning next job after Spurs exit

Tim Sherwood is already looking ahead to his next management job following his sacking by Tottenham Hotspur. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
Tim Sherwood is already looking ahead to his next management job following his sacking by Tottenham Hotspur. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Tim Sherwood is already looking ahead to his next management job following his sacking by Tottenham Hotspur.

The 45-year-old left White Hart Lane on Tuesday, less than six months after he replaced Andre Villas-Boas in the Spurs dugout.Sherwood said he enjoyed the experience of managing in the top-flight and insisted he would not have done anything differently.

“I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to get back in. Perversely I like doing it - to want to do that job you must be crazy,” he told ITV4.

“But I knew what I was going into. There’s a lot of tension and pressure occupies your mind totally. I was waking up in the night thinking of teams, who you should play.

“It was a massive learning curve, my first opportunity to manage.

“I’ve seen wins, defeats and draws and I’ve seen a few tantrums - and the sack, which I didn’t want to see. Would I do anything different? Probably not.”

Sherwood steered Spurs to a sixth-placed finish and a place in next season’s Europa League but had endured continued speculation over his future during his time in charge.

“Put it this way, I didn’t fall off my chair when they told me. Obviously I was disappointed to lose my job,” he added.