There is something about Tim Sherwood which should make true football fans hope Tottenham finish in the Premier League top four this season.
It is the way he calmly insisted in the aftermath of Andre Villas-Boas’ departure that he would not be anyone’s assistant at White Hart Lane. That he was interested in the top job only on his terms.
It is the confident and personable manner in which he has conducted himself in press interviews.
It is the way, in little more than a fortnight, he has given the Tottenham faithful hope and optimism where there had been an encroaching feeling of despair.
Mostly, it is the refreshing way the new Tottenham manager views football.
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