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Sherwood - It Is A Great Opportunity For Me

10 November 2016

Town’s new Director Of Football Tim Sherwood is relishing the opportunity he has been given at SN1 and can’t wait to get started.


The former Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa boss was announced as the Reds’ Director Of Football earlier today and sat down with swindontownfc.co.uk to discuss his new role.


“It is a great opportunity for me,” he said.


“People will be a little bit surprised that I’ve chosen Swindon over a few opportunities that I had, but it doesn’t surprise me.


“I’m looking for an opportunity where we can try and build something and I’ve had a relationship with this club for over four years now.


“My friend is the Chairman here and, not only that, but with loan players here from Tottenham when I was doing the development there and a lot of those boys have gone on to do very, very well.


“It benefitted them and it benefitted Swindon Town at the time.


“The time has come where we can continue to develop the young players as individuals, but we need to start developing the club and Lee (Power) recognises that.


“I’m just coming in here to help Luke Williams.”


And Sherwood has also outlined his job role at SN1.


“My job role is a bit of everything. I think the playing style will be tweaked somewhat, not totally, there’s not a lot wrong but at times they need to go a little bit more direct or turn the page over.


“That’s what I’m trying to do and we’re not for one minute suggesting we’re going to start lumping the ball forward and going from back to front.


“I’m going to use Luke Williams’ knowledge to assess what we have here and come January if we feel we need to strengthen, which I’m sure we will, we will see what is available to bring in.


“I’ve always been very big on trying to get the best out of what you have. We’ll work with what we’ve got and there is a lot of games between now and January, so we have to get the best out of what we have here and it is up to the boys to prove that they’re worthy of a place at this club.


“I’m excited about coming in and working with a really good coach in Luke Williams.”


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