Spurs fan discusses amazing moment he replaced Sherwood in dugout

Tottenham fan Danny Grimsdale has spoken of his experience in the Spurs dugout yesterday.
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Tottenham fan Danny Grimsdale has spoken of his experience in the Spurs dugout yesterday.

During the second-half of the win against Aston Villa, with Tottenham cruising to victory against their out-of-form opponents, Tim Sherwood summoned Grimsdale from the crowd with a smile.

Grimsdale spoke to BBC Radio Five Live after the game to discuss his experience and claim Tottenham's treatment of Sherwood has not been very good.

He said: "It was a great bit of humour and something I won't forget.

"To be fair to him he's not fighting with the fans. He's always happy to chat and have a laugh with us. I called a couple of subs he should make and it just so happened he made them.

"We were 3-0 up at the time and I thought it would be a good chance to bring some youngsters on and he said "you know what, why don't you come and have a go". It was just surreal. I didn't know what to make of it, or if I would get in trouble for going over the barrier.

"I'm a lifelong Spurs fan so I'm not going to turn down the chance to sit in the hotseat. As I was walking away he said 'you can keep the jacket' and he shook my hand and patted me on the back.

"I don't think he has been treated particularly fairly by the club and sections of the fans. No one in his position would have turned the job down and he has done the best he can do.

"Performances have been more exciting than under the previous manager. But he's a bit of a wideboy and maybe he has just rubbed people up the wrong way."

 
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