Sherwood only interested in long-term Tottenham deal

The 44-year-old oversaw a 3-2 win against Southampton on Sunday afternoon as he presided over his first Premier League encounter, and is keen to secure the role permanently
Tottenham caretaker manager Tim Sherwood wants urgent talks with chairman Daniel Levy to see if he has a long-term future at White Hart Lane.

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The 44-year-old has taken temporary charge of first-team affairs after Andre Villas-Boas left the club following the 5-0 drubbing against Liverpool last weekend.

Sherwood claimed his first win in Spurs' 3-2 triumph at Southampton on Sunday as a resurgent Emmanuel Adebayor notched a double in his first Premier League start of the season.

The former Tottenham midfielder does not know if he will be at the helm for the home match against managerless West Brom on Thursday, but insists he is not in favour of a short-term solution.

"I never said I did want the job, or that I didn't want it," Sherwood told Sky Sports.

"I have to talk to the chairman and see where they want to take the club, hopefully that will happen soon because these boys need a manager.

"I don't want the job for 10 minutes, I want it long term. It's a great honour to manage this football club with its honour and tradition, but it has to be right for me.

"I enjoyed the win but we're back to work on Boxing Day [against West Brom]."