Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood (54) debunks the ridiculous claims made by chairman Daniel Levy (61) and his staff.
“Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has revealed that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was reluctant to sign Harry Kane,” the UK’s ‘Metro’ reported on January 1 (KST).
Sherwood, who played midfield for Tottenham as a player, retired from Coventry City in 2005 and joined Tottenham’s first-team coaching staff in 2008 before taking over as manager in 2013.
During his time in charge of Spurs, Sherwood actively promoted players from the youth ranks, including Kane and Nabil Bentaleb. He practically discovered Kane.
However, according to Sherwood, Tottenham chairman Levy was unhappy with Kane’s development at the time. “I decided it was time to play him and told him on the training ground to be ready to start the next day’s game,” Sherwood reportedly said. Kane looked at me with a look that said what was coming was coming and I liked it.”
“After training, I headed to the office and technical director Franco Baldini and makeup artist Levy said they wanted to talk to me. They asked me about the starting lineup for the next day’s game. I mentioned Kane and Levy asked me if I wouldn’t play Roberto Soldado or Emmanuel Adebayor.” 메이저사이트
Soldado joined Tottenham in the 2013 summer transfer window for €30 million. However, the 2013-2014 season ended in disappointment for Soldado, who scored just six goals in 28 league games.
“Levy asked me why I was playing Kane instead of Soldado and claimed I was devaluing Soldado, so I said I just wanted to win,” Sherwood said. “Levy didn’t think Kane was up to Premier League standard,” he added.
Sherwood added: “Franco also insisted that Tottenham needed a UEFA Champions League quality player and that Kane should be sold to Leicester City. For £60 million,” he said.
“But I insisted on playing Kane and he scored in three consecutive league games,” he added.