Tim Sherwood to miss out on Spurs Director of football role

AVB says Sherwood will miss out on Spurs director of football role

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21:41 GMT, 27 September 2012

Andre Villas-Boas claims Tim Sherwood will be overlooked for the role as director of football at Tottenham

Sherwood, who has an outstanding reputation as technical co-ordinator at White Hart Lane, is one of the most sought after names in the game

No promotion: Tim Sherwood, who worked with former manager Harry Redknapp, will not be made director of football at Spurs, according to Villas-Boas

No promotion: Tim Sherwood, who worked with former manager Harry Redknapp, will not be made director of football at Spurs, according to Villas-Boas

Despite Sherwood's increasing standing within the sport, he will not be promoted to the top job according to Villas-Boas.

The Spurs chief said: 'In the way we want to build I think Daniel Levy sees Tim continuing as technical co-ordinator, working with the development squad

'In modern organisations there should be a link between the chairman and the football team

'There are different ways to interpret this gap. In England there is a manager with more responsibilities, but for me, as a head coach, it is better to have a director of football.

'It helps us to work closer with the first team. The director of football can have contacts with players and agents, as well as bridging the gap with youth football and with the scouting structure.'