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QPR and now Aston Villa: the ridiculous rise of Tim Sherwood

by | 14th, February 2015

Shouty (surely passionate? -ed) former England and Blackburn Rovers star Tim Sherwood would be manager of QPR, said the Daily Mirror on February 4:

QPR want Tim Sherwood as manager so he can repeat his Tottenham trick of inspiring underachievers

Sherwood has six-months managerial experience under his gilet. And Spurs are not exactly under-funded minnows. So. What is it about Sherwood that sees him linked with top jobs?

Whatever the lack of experience, Sherwood believes that he has no need to hone his talents in the lower leagues. He’s a Premier League boss. No doubt. All top players are. Rich and loved they don’t need to work in the lower leagues.

Sol Campbell is the latest ex-star to consider a Premier League manager’s job:


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And the media is lazy. Sherwood is their pet name.

John Cross writes in the Mirror:

Les Ferdinand has been named as QPR’s king-maker- and he is ready to crown Tim Sherwood as their new boss… Tony Fernandes [QPR owner] also said he expects “three names” to be interviewed for the job of succeeding Harry Redknapp after his ­resignation from Loftus Road.

Mirror Sport understands Sherwood, Real Madrid coach Paul Clement and Derby boss Steve McClaren are the ones they want to talk to.

The Mirror features a gallery of Tim Sherwood’s careeer in pictures. It’s Sherwood for QPR. It has to be.

On February 5, the Express reported:

Tim Sherwood leads three-horse race to become new QPR boss

TIM SHERWOOD leads a surprisingly public three-horse race to become the next long-term QPR manager after the club’s owner Tony Fernandes made no secret of the fact he has a trio of targets in mind to replace Harry Redknapp.

Paul Clement, assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid and son of 1960s and 1970s Hoops legend Dave, is also on the list alongside Steve McClaren.
February 13 and QPR announced:

QPR can confirm that Chris Ramsey has been appointed Head Coach until the end of the 2014/15 season.
So. No job for Sherwood. Unless he can manage Aston Villa. Today’s Sun leads with the predictable news that he can:
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PS: If I were a Premier League chairman I’d be looking at one name ot lead my team: Eddie Howe of Bournemouth.

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