The new Spurs head coach says there is no feud between himself and the England manager after the latter had accused him of playing a large role in his dismissal from Blackburn
The 66-year-old claimed Sherwood was a “major factor” in his dismissal from Blackburn in 1998, suggesting that his “discontent” with a stalled transfer – ironically, to Tottenham – poisoned the Rovers dressing room.
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“What problem?” Sherwood told reporters when asked about their relationship.
“Brian Kidd (was the one who) sold me (to Tottenham). I don’t have a problem with Roy, no problem at all. I spoke to him the other day.”
Sherwood, who had previously been technical coordinator at the north London club, praised the Tottenham board for handing him an 18-month deal and is keen to repay the faith shown in him.
“I congratulate them for it,” added the former Spurs midfielder.
“The length of the contract wasn’t a deal breaker, it was the offer that came and I was pleased to accept it.
“I am not sure how many applicants they got but I’m sure it wasn’t just a couple, there would have been quite a few I would suggest.
“Those managers would be available now. They are bigger names and more experienced names than Tim Sherwood in management. The board made their decision and I am grateful for that.
“I was as honest as I can be (with chairman Daniel Levy). I never went in there and thought ‘what does he want to hear as I’m going to tell him it’.
“It was the fact that this is the way I see the game going forward. If he likes it he will give me the job and if he doesn’t then he won’t.”