Sherwood plays down Rovers link

Playing down reports... Tottenham Hotspur assistant coach Tim Sherwood has dismissed reports linking him with the vacant Blackburn Rovers position. (Action Images)

Tottenham technical coordinator Tim Sherwood has played down reports linking him with the role of Blackburn manager.

Sherwood, who captained Rovers to its 1995 English Premier League title, has emerged as a contender to succeed Steve Kean at Ewood Park following the manager's resignation.

But the former England footballer, who has been part of Spurs' coaching set-up since 2008 and is involved in White Hart Lane's youth side, insisted that he was happy in his current post.

"That's all they are, just rumours," he told Press Association Sport. "That's all I know about it.

"I've got a great job where I am. There ain't nothing to consider. It's just speculation.

"I love what I do. I'm happy at the football club, it's a great project."

Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas recently acknowledged Sherwood would have a tough decision to make if he was approached by the Championship side.

"I can't comment on the Blackburn situation because I have Steve Kean as a friend and I respect him," the Portuguese said.

"But if Tim is a candidate, he has to make a personal decision and speak to the club."