Sherwood not looking to leave Tottenham despite Blackburn link

Tim Sherwood has insisted that he will not be leaving Tottenham Hotspur to take up the vacant managerial post at his former club, Blackburn Rovers, the Guardian has reported. Sherwood was the team captain when Blackburn won the Premier League title in 1995.

Steve Kean resigned from his role at Ewood Park on Friday after claiming his position had become untenable, despite Rovers being in good form in the Championship after their relegation from the top flight at the end of last season. Sherwood was immediately ranked as one of the favourites to replace Kean.

But the former midfielder denies having been approached by the club and claims he is happy with his role at Tottenham. Sherwood holds the title of technical co-ordinator at White Hart Lane, and has particular responsibility for the club’s youth players.

He said: “They are just rumours. That’s all I know about it. I’ve got a great job where I am. There ain’t nothing to consider. It’s just speculation. I love what I do. I’m happy at the football club, it’s a great project.

Sherwood moved to Blackburn in 1992, having started his career at Watford before a 1989 move to Norwich City. The 43-year-old spent seven years with Rovers, moving to Spurs in 1999 and then on to Portsmouth four years later. He spent a year at Fratton Park before ending his playing career with a few appearances for Coventry City.

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