Sherwood unsure over Tottenham future

The former Blackburn midfielder says he does not know whether he will be given the chance to succeed Andre Villas-Boas but admits he would like the opportunity

Tim Sherwood has no idea whether he is a contender to be the next Tottenham manager, but hopes to hold talks with chairman Daniel Levy.

Sherwood was appointed caretaker boss at White Hart Lane on Monday following the departure of Andre Villas-Boas, and Goal understands he will get the role permanently if he impresses.

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The former Tottenham midfielder stepped up from his role as technical co-ordinator to take charge of first-team affairs and saw his new team slump to a 2-1 defeat to West Ham on Wednesday.

Sherwood is in the dark as to whether he is in with a chance of taking the reins on a permanent basis, but admits he would welcome the opportunity.

"I don't know if I'll be Spurs manager - I haven't spoken to the chairman," said Sherwood after the defeat to West Ham.

"We have to have a chat and see. It has to fit me and the club. The club have to make the right appointment - as you can imagine the list is as long as your arm.

"It is new for me. I have enjoyed it. It is a new voice for the players. I am trying to get the best out of them, it is difficult to get the message across of how I want to play in a few days.

"On Monday I was going to take the development team training at 10:20, I then had to change my plans to take the first team.

"There are a lot of big names in the frame. It depends who the chairman thinks is the right one."