Tottenham caretaker coach Tim Sherwood has special permission to take charge tonight against Capital One Cup opponents West Ham United.

The Daily Mail says Sherwood does have his UEFA A and B qualifications, having launched the process when he joined the Tottenham backroom staff, but Premier League rules state that all managers must have their Pro Licence or at least be enrolled on a course.

These rules don't apply until 12 weeks after the initial appointment. So if he is in the job for 12 weeks, Sherwood has 12 weeks to enroll, which shouldn't be a problem.

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