Gilet-wearing hero Tim Sherwood makes his long-awaited return to football 5 years ago

Gilet-wearing hero Tim Sherwood makes his long-awaited return to football

Rumour had it on Thursday morning that Swindon Town were on the cusp of being the latest football club to be bought out by energy drinks company, Red Bull.

Already owners of New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer, Austria's Red Bull Salzburg and joint-Bundesliga-topping RB Leipzig, Twitter was full of speculation that the company was about to announce that the League One club had been added to their portfolio.

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As of yet, it appears that the news was nothing more than a huge, steaming pile of Red Bullshit, although the club have made another significant announcement today.

Tim Sherwood, the former Tottenham and Aston Villa manager, has been appointed as the club's director of football - returning to the game after being sacked by Villa last October.

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This is one of the biggest appointments the club has ever made," the club's chairman Lee Power told BBC Wiltshire.

"We're still a bit shocked that we've managed to persuade Tim to take it on.

"We're very mindful not to use the title 'manager' - it's not a demotion for (club manager) Luke Williams. He'll be head coach still. Tim will be running training, alongside (Luke)."

There was a sense of disappointment as the club announced that Sherwood, not Red Bull, would be joining the club.

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