Tottenham gambles on inexperienced, unknown commodity Sherwood

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Tim Sherwood doesn't yet have his coaching badges and has managed just two games, but Tottenham saw enough to award him an 18-month contract on Monday.

Tim Sherwood doesn't yet have his coaching badges and has managed just two games, but Tottenham saw enough to award him an 18-month contract on Monday.

Sherwood may be a great success; what makes his appointment so startling is the lack of evidence. This is a shot in the dark: it may go right, but it could equally go horribly wrong.