Speculation annoys Sherwood

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood says the continued speculation about his future is "disappointing".

Last Updated: 30/04/14 at 20:48 Post Comment

But he insists that he will not be distracted from finishing the season with two victories and a club record-equalling 72 points in the Premier League.

Speculation has been rife for weeks that Sherwood - appointed boss following the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas mid-season - would be jettisoned in the summer in favour of a big-name coach.

Louis van Gaal has been linked with Spurs, and then on Tuesday Ajax boss Frank de Boer claimed the North London club had actually been in touch with the Dutch giants about the possibility of joining them.

Tottenham denied this on Wednesday but Sherwood told Sky Sports News: "When clubs are coming out and saying Tottenham have actually spoken to them and managers are coming out and saying they've spoken to them too, it's disappointing.

"Somewhere along the line someone is telling porkies, I don't know for sure.

"Tottenham are not making any comment on that until the season finishes. So I'm just carrying on as I normally do, being as professional as I can and preparing the team.

"I've got two more games to go. We've had a good run recently. If we can get maximum points then we will get a record amount of points for Tottenham which is 72. It will just be a shame that we didn't start the season any better.

"I just get on with it. There's not a press conference I've done since I took over when another name hasn't been mentioned.

"I've just got to get on with the job. The fans deserve that. In my opinion we've got one of the best fans nucleus in the country. We've got 40,000 fans waiting for a season ticket. It's a huge club. They deserve a manager who will give 100 percent to the cause."

Despite the continued speculation, Sherwood confirmed that none of the Spurs hierarchy have spoken to him, either to reassure him - or otherwise.

"I haven't spoken to them. They've made a statement saying there will be talks at the end of the season. We'll see where that takes us. But at the moment I'm enjoying it. It's a great honour to be at this football club," he continued.

"It's a difficult time when I go into these press conferences and there are outside distractions. But I really have to concentrate, for the sake of these great fans, on getting us maximum points.

"I think it's gone reasonably well for me in the Premier League. If we'd started the season better we might be in a better position in the league table."

Sherwood pointed to the example of Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool as how a club has stuck by "the right man" in the highly competitive race for the Champions League.

"We'll just have to wait and see. It's harder and harder to get that Champions League spot," he said. "The emergence of Liverpool this season has been a real minus for us. They've given Brendan Rodgers the time to build. They finished seventh last year but they had the correct man - look at them now."

@dryice...I'm not sure anyone is twisting what Tim says. Most of his media output is replayed verbatum and can't really be mis-interpretted. My main beef with Sherwood is that he so vocally over confident in his own abilities. Its good to have confidence, god knows in football if you don't believe in yourself no one else is going to, but when you have no formal coaching licence and no CV that shows how great you are you can't walk into a job at a club like Spurs and make out like you are the second coming of Jose! I mean AVB WAS the second coming of Jose and look where he got to! Its this level of arrogance and lack of self censorship that embarrasses not only him, but the club and the loyal fan base that have followed Spurs longer than most of the players have been on this earth. He needs to take a step out of the big time, prove he is as good as he says he is and THEN he can be the big man, until then he just seems like a chancer who was in the right place at the right time.
- nikked1973

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

ted, manchester
The Insecure Gossip

H

e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

notalentjones
Benteke ignoring speculation

I

n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

FairyNuff
Shaw told to shape up

Footer 365

Premier League: Southampton's chairman says Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will stay

Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will not be sold, according to Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger

Transfer News: Reported Manchester United target Arturo Vidal 'happy' to stay at Juventus

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is convinced Arturo Vidal will remain with the club for the forthcoming season.

Championship: Derby County teenager Mason Bennett signs new contract

Derby County teenager Mason Bennett has committed his future to Derby after signing a new four-year deal with the club.

Mail Box

Youth Development Has To Be The Future

A varied Mailbox has thoughts on transfer targets, youth development, the obsession over 3-5-2, some innovative Blackpool suggestions and why Real bought Kroos...

Don't You Worry About Southampton...

We can't help but agree with one mailboxer who tries to calm the crisis-mongers gathering around Southampton, while we have mails on Man United's squad...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property