Britannia Stadium

Next Game

Stoke City v Tottenham

Saturday, 26 April 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

White Hart Lane

Last Game

Tottenham 3 - 1 Fulham

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Sherwood sets out Spurs stall

Tim Sherwood will follow the lead of today's opponents Southampton and give youth a chance if he lands the Tottenham job.

Last Updated: 22/12/13 at 13:40 Post Comment    Bet with SkyBet  Premier League. Click here to bet.

Tim Sherwood: Tottenham caretaker boss ready to give youth a chance

Tim Sherwood: Tottenham caretaker boss ready to give youth a chance

Techincal co-ordinator Sherwood is in temporary charge following Andre Villas-Boas' departure and will pick the side for today's Super Sunday game at St Mary's.

Mauricio Pochettino's young team - many provided by the Saints academy - has earned plaudits this season, and Sherwood believes youth development should be a priority for the next Spurs manager.

"If something happened on a longer term with me it would be addressed," said the former Spurs midfielder, who has worked intensively with the club's younger players in his five years on the coaching staff.

"The last thing we would want to do is stunt their growth because there are some top young players down there ready to step up.

"You want to keep them (young players) at your club, you have worked hard since they were eight years of age and you were bringing them through, but they can't all stay.

"Sometimes the manager and the board have to make a decision to bring in what they perceive is extra quality and if you make that decision you have to live and die by it."

Sherwood is expecting a tough afternoon down at St Mary's on Sunday.

"Nigel Adkins was doing a good job before him and it was a surprise to everyone that he left the club, but that shows you the nature of football," he added.

"Pochettino has gone in and it seems like he has taken them on, but it is still early days for him. It will be a very tough game for us down there.

"We know what to expect from Southampton, he has got his team playing a very high, pressed game with a quick tempo and lots of young, English players down there."

Watch Southampton v Tottenham and Swansea Everton live on Sky Sports 1HD from 12.30pm, or for just £4.99 with a NOW TV day pass. Visit http://www.nowtv.com/promo/halfprice to redeem offer.

Bet with SkyBet  Premier League. Click here to bet.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hy don't you call in Becks as well...and we will all have a lovely tea party!

kimosabi
United: Scholes helping out

M

ourinho is just a good-looking version of Allardyce (Fit Sam?). Clearly 19th century football isn't such a big deal after all?

Ezy_Rider
Chelsea Killed The Game Instead Of Playing It

S

tay put, Pep. Timothy Sherwood has this under control.

slowgraffiti
Guardiola plans Bayern stay

Footer 365

Roberto Martinez backs David Moyes to make 'very successful' return to management

David Moyes will make a successful return to management soon, according to the man who replaced him at Everton.

World Cup: Stewart Downing backs Andy Carroll to make England's squad

Stewart Downing has backed his West Ham United team-mate Andy Carroll to be named in England's World Cup squad.

Premier League: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge eyes Chelsea return

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has confirmed that he is hoping to feature against Chelsea this weekend.

Mail Box

Man United Fans Excited By Van Gaal Talk

Man United fans know who they want to replace David Moyes, with Louis van Gaal the favourite to take over at Old Trafford. Plus, thoughts on Real Madrid v Bayern Munich...

Of Course People Remember How You Won

Some have said that it doesn't matter how Chelsea played as long as they won, but is that true? Plus, we've found the one chap who enjoyed Tuesday's game...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property