Tim Sherwood open to the vacant Newcastle position after Pardew leaves
Tim Sherwood is linked to every vacant Premier League managerial position and the Londoner has been installed as the early favourite to replace the departing Alan Pardew.
It appears from previous comments that Sherwood would only consider managing Newcastle if he’s regarded as first-choice at St James’ Park, with John Carver taking temporary charge.
After all, Sherwood has previously commented on the Crystal Palace role that was available in the summer only to be passed over for Malky Mackay before the latter got himself into hot water.
“If I had been offered the job early, I would have taken it,” Sherwood wrote in his column in the Independent.
“I know a lot of managers were interested. But at some point, you want to know the interviews have stopped and you’re the club’s first choice.
“That’s why, on Thursday, my agent sent a message to Steve to say I was no longer interested in being in contention for the job.”
Carver is a best price 4/1 with betfair to take charge of Newcastle on a permanent basis and he might be given a six-month deal to essentially state that the club are backing him until the end of the season.
With Mike Ashley trying to sell the club and invest in Glasgow Rangers, it might be that a long-term manager isn’t installed until the summer of 2015, with Steve McClaren and Steve Bruce among those men distancing themselves from the role.
All odds were correct at time of posting.