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Tim Sherwood is the best option for Tottenham

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Just today, Tottenham have been linked with Cesare Prandelli, despite the fact they already have a manager in Tim Sherwood.

Sherwood has been in the job just a few weeks, but coached the club for years before that.

Upon his announcement in the role, he was given a deal, until the end of the 2014/15 season.

So, why are Spurs reportedly looking to replace him already?

They are not the only club to do so. Norwich City and Neil Lennon have been rumoured together for months now, but Chris Hughton is still in his role there. And before that, when Martin Jol was boss at Fulham, he may as well have not existed if you believed the papers.

It may be a modern idea to write people out of a job before they are even in it, but surely this is just completely undermining the current men in charge?

Sherwood is doing a very good job. The rookie manager has overseen 10 league matches thus far, and taken 23 points from a possible 30. His side beat Manchester United away and last time out, put four past Newcastle at St James' Park.

That is a very good record indeed, so why the speculation over his future? Such talk should at least wait until Spurs start under peforming, not when he has got them just three points off the Champions League places. 

Tottenham have hardly got a good history with foreign managers, so why should they go for another one? Jacques Santini, the former French coach, was a huge failure, Martin Jol had some success before being turfed out, Juande Ramos won the League Cup but when he left, Spurs were bottom of the league, and Andres Villas-Boas was a big-money disaster. 

Sherwood has reinvigorated the north London side since his revival, and his decision to bring Emmanuel Adebayor out of the cold and into the starting line up has been one which has paid off, with the big Togo man scoring eight goals, prompting questions over his lack of involvement under the previous manager, who Adebayor openly criticised

Much has been made of his insistence on playing two strikers, with some even likening him to the immortal Mike Bassett. But this is a policy which is clearly working for him - the results prove it.

His decision to throw Nabil Bentaleb has also been a wise move, with the young Algerian impressing in his first few games for Spurs. Under Villas-Boas, few youths were given the opportunity to establish themselves in his side. Steven Caulker was sold, Kyle Walker was already a regular, and Danny Rose was shipped out on loan to Sunderland.

AVB also spent huge money, thanks to the big-money sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. Whilst ex-England international Sherwood has only had one transfer window so far, but acted impressively in it, without signing a soul.

Deadwood such as Simon Dawkins and Adam Smith were offloaded, and Lewis Holtby was allowed the chance to get game time at Fulham. These moves were promising ones, and a sign that Sherwood has faith in his current group of players, rather than buying more to overfill the squad.

Chris Hughton's Norwich side have struggled, so speculation over his future is justified, but Sherwood has been in his role for two months and done an excellent job, and such talk over his role should be quietened.

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