Exclusive: Tottenham Manager Tim Sherwood Keen to Add Sky Sports Pundit Jamie Redknapp To Coaching Staff

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Tottenham head-coach Tim Sherwood wants to add former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp to his back-room staff, CaughtOffside understands.

Sky Sports pundit Redknapp, whose father Harry brought Sherwood to White Hart Lane in 2008, has no coaching experience but is close friends with the new Spurs boss.

Sherwood, 44, was appointed successor to Andre Villas-Boas last month and has made a strong start to his managerial career, picking up 10 points from a possible 12 so far.

Spurs’ coaching staff was severely depleted by Villas-Boas’ departure, with the Portuguese’s three assistants – Luis Martins, Jose Maria Rocha and Daniel Sousa – all leaving with the 36-year-old.

Sherwood is eager to keep Les Ferdinand in senior role but would like Chris Ramsey and Steffen Freund to focus on the development squads, which should free up a space for Redknapp, 40.

The former Liverpool and Portsmouth player is eager to continue in some capacity at Sky, however, and is hopeful of negotiating a similar deal to fellow pundit Gary Neville, who assists Roy Hodgson with the England squad.

It remains to be seen if this arrangement could function at club level but Redknapp is a highly-regarded figure within the game and his father Harry has admitted he often consulted his son in-game during his tenure as Spurs boss.

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