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‘I knew what I was going into’ says Sherwood of Tottenham time

Despite lamenting the 'tension and pressure' of his tenure at Tottenham, Tim Sherwood says he still 'really enjoyed it' and 'can't wait' to get into another managerial position.

In his brief time as manager, Tim Sherwood guided Tottenham Hotspur to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League in 2013/14. Glyn Kirk / AFP
In his brief time as manager, Tim Sherwood guided Tottenham Hotspur to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League in 2013/14. Glyn Kirk / AFP

Tim Sherwood is already looking ahead to his next management job following his sacking by Tottenham Hotspur.

The 45–year–old left White Hart Lane on Tuesday, less than six months after he replaced Andre Villas–Boas in the Spurs dugout.

Sherwood said he enjoyed the experience of managing in the top–flight and insisted he would not have done anything differently.

“I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to get back in. Perversely I like doing it – to want to do that job you must be crazy,” he told ITV4.

“But I knew what I was going into. There’s a lot of tension and pressure occupies your mind totally. I was waking up in the night thinking of teams, who you should play.

“It was a massive learning curve, my first opportunity to manage.

“I’ve seen wins, defeats and draws and I’ve seen a few tantrums – and the sack, which I didn’t want to see. Would I do anything different? Probably not.”

Sherwood steered Spurs to a sixth–placed finish and a place in next season’s Europa League but had endured continued speculation over his future during his time in charge.

“Put it this way, I didn’t fall off my chair when they told me. Obviously I was disappointed to lose my job,” he added.

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