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Tim Sherwood actually made a decent point

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It is notable when Tim Sherwood says things that are not insane or demonstrably false.

Clive Rose

I've made it quite clear over the last couple of months that I am not a fan of Tim Sherwood and that I would like someone else to manage Tottenham Hotspur next season. But it seems that football management is a brotherhood of sorts, and managers only criticize other managers in the context of one game, whether they're playing mind games or not.

That's why it is a bit interesting that other managers have talked openly about the Spurs job, even though Sherwood has a contract for next season. Sherwood's not too happy about this, and I have to say, this actually makes some sense.

"Every press conference I do it's 'this manager's coming in ... Van Gaal ... then Hoddle, this one and that one.' Some of these managers are actually touting themselves for my job. I don't think that's right. It's something that doesn't sit well with me. If anyone ever asks me about another job I just tell them that they've got another manager. Until they haven't got a manager and until I haven't got a job, say nothing."

Yes, Sherwood is probably a dead man walking and an interim boss with a contract that's just for show, but it is a contract. He hasn't been fired yet. And those who would be interested in the Spurs job if it came available should probably be a bit more respectful for the time being.