Tottenham boss angry at speculation

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has revealed that he is frustrated by the speculation surrounding his future at White Hart Lane.

The Spurs chief only penned an 18-month contract with the club over the winter following Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking, yet there has already been much talk that he is set to be axed after just half a season in charge.

A number of experienced bosses have been linked with his job, including Louis van Gaal, Glenn Hoddle and Mauricio Pochettino.

Sherwood says that he is getting annoyed with the rumours and gossip and that he finds other coaches talking up the opportunity to manage Tottenham very disrespectful:

“Every press conference I do it’s ‘this manager’s coming in … Van Gaal … then [Glenn] Hoddle, this one and that one’,” he is quoted by Sky Sports.

“Some of these managers are actually touting themselves for my job. I don’t think that’s right.

“It’s something that doesn’t sit well with me. If anyone ever asks me about another job I just tell them that they’ve got another manager.

“Until they haven’t got a manager and until I haven’t got a job, say nothing.

“It’s always about me keeping the seat warm for someone else. I am [doing that], but the seat is getting quite hot.”

Sherwood enjoyed a relatively good start to life as Spurs’ head coach, but a dip in results earlier this year led to talk that chairman Daniel Levy has been looking to replace him.