As the final day of the Premier League season approaches, Tim Sherwood appears to be coming to terms with the fact that he will not be the manager of Tottenham Hotspur heading into the summer. He seemed to be harboring delusions of grandeur for a while, but after last week's loss to West Ham United, he seems to have become somewhat self-aware.
Ladies and gentlemen, Tim Sherwood now realizes that he is Tim Sherwood.
Tim Sherwood: "If you have a supply teacher who comes in, sometimes they’re not treated with the respect of a headmaster." #THFC— Kevin Palmer (@kpsundayworld) May 9, 2014
Tottenham Hotspur need a 'headmaster', and Tim Sherwood knows that he is not that.
For one more game, Sherwood will manage Tottenham Hotspur, and then he will depart. He might truly concede defeat and take a job as technical director or youth coordinator, but more likely than not, Sherwood will be managing a Championship or League One club next season, because that appears to be his level. He's a young manager and could ascend to Tottenham's level in a few years, but he is not there yet, and maybe he's finally figured that out.