Tim Sherwood invited one Tottenham fan to take his place in the home dugout during victory over Aston Villa.

The Daily Mail says during the second-half of the win against Villa, with Tottenham cruising to victory against their out-of-form opponents, Sherwood summoned a supporter, Danny Grimsdale, from the crowd with a smile before presenting him with his club-branded gilet jacket which has become a feature of his time on the club's bench.

As if that wasn't bizarre enough, Sherwood then urged Grimsdale to sit alongside his assistants Les Ferdinand and Steffen Freund as open-mouthed players looked on in disbelief.

The supporter accepted the invitation before returning to his usual seat close to dugout soon after.

In his post-match press conference Sherwood revealed that Grimsdale is a regular at White Hart Lane who gives him pointers on where he is going wrong.

He said: "That guy's an expert, seriously. Every week he tells me what to do. So I gave him the opportunity to do the job. He bottled it at first but then he swallowed it. It was just good banter.

"There were a couple I could have picked. We've got the police looking for him because he's nicked the gilet. But it's fine, he can have it."

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