BREAKING: Tim Sherwood Announced As New Director Of Football at Swindon Town
Ex-Spurs boss to take control of all footballing matters as Red Bull rumours are scotched
Tim Sherwood was the surprise choice as director of football at Swindon Town today.
At a specially arranged press conference at the County Ground, chairman Lee Power introduced the ex-Spurs & Aston Villa boss to the waiting media before confirming that Luke Williams' present position as Head Coach will 'not change'.
Sherwood, who was recently connected to the vacant QPR job, has been a regular visitor to the County Ground in recent years through his long-term friendship with Power.
And through that, the 47-year-old admitted to having a 'soft spot' for the club and 'couldn't wait' to get started in his new role.
"It's an interesting project that I've had a close eye on for years," Sherwood told reporters.
"Luke Williams is at this football club because of me because I recommended him to Lee. I'm just coming in to help out where ever I can."
Luke Williams will remain as Head Coach
Sherwood & Power have been friends for 25 years
Power confirmed Sherwood would be working on a non-contract basis and has will 'head up' all aspects of the playing side.
"Be that the way that we play, the formation and the picking of the team," Power said before reconfirming:
"Luke Williams will still be Head Coach."
Red Bull investment rumours
Before the press conference, social media was busy with speculation linking Swindon to a take-over by energy drinks giant Red Bull, who have openly admitted looking at an 'English club' to invest in.
But the chairman jokingly confessed that although he may have encouraged those rumours by having cans of Red Bull placed on the table in front of them before the interviews started, Red Bull had not been in touch.
"The Red Bull story is a false one," he said smiling.