Having come through the Spurs youth system, defender Tim O'Shea only managed three games in the first team before moving on to further his career.
Wa with the Arsenal youth squad before he moved across North London and during his time at Spurs, Tim made one start and two substitute appearances in the first team and made progress through the Republic of Ireland youth set-up, where he played in a successful Under-18 side and moved on to win two Under-21 caps for his country.
Having failed to make the breakthrough into the first team, O'Shea was transferred to Leyton Orient, where he settled down to be a regular in their defence and did the same job for Gillingham following his move to Kent. After this, the defender had a successful career in Hong Kong, spending seven years in the Far East.
Returning to England, Tim took on the captain's job at Farnborough Town and went on loan to Welling United. He became involved in coaching at the Academy at Millwall, then joined Grays Athletic as Head Coach and stepped into the manager's post after the chairman Mike Woodward relinquished his control over the team. It only lasted for a matter of weeks and Tim reverted to his coaching role.
Left the Essex club in December 2008 and took over as manager of Croydon Athletic, until the club hit money troubles in 2010, ending in him resigning on 4th September. A free agent, Tim was appointed as manager of Lewes on 25th October 2010, but was quickly out of work again, as the club were relegated at the end of the season, seeing O'Shea out of work again.