Sherwood: My life would be easier if I weren't Spurs manager, but…

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Tottenham Hotspur manager reacts to the growing interest in his job at White Hart Lane.

'I am just going to do what I can,' are the simple and honest words offered by Tim Sherwood to Sky Sports regarding the contractual situation he finds himself in at Tottenham Hotspur.

The young Englishman, who has masterminded key victories over the likes of Manchester United and Everton during his two months in charge thus far, has changed the fortunes of the Lilywhite North Londoners and the club are now legitimate contenders for the final position within the top four, a Premier League ranking that would secure a potential passage into the Champions League competition the following season.

Sherwood, though, was not offered a long-term deal. He signed an 18-month contract, but is aware of the fickleness that exists in modern football: 'I don't even know if top four gets me the job [security],' he said.

'I can assure everyone I will give 100 per cent to do my best for this football club.'

Not only is Sherwood unsure about his long-term future, but he has also seen other managers speak favourably about succeeding him. Ajax manager Frank de Boer was reported to have claimed that he would enjoy bossing Tottenham, an incident Tim shook his head at.

'It's natural I suppose, it's a big job, but I don't think I would ever tout myself about for a job when someone was already in the hot seat… I'm relaxed about it. I don't know Frank but it wouldn't be something I would be doing. They just want to put themselves in the frame. Obviously they are not happy with the jobs they are doing if they are touting themselves for the Tottenham job.'

He continued by remarking on whether securing a top four finish would see him take charge of the first game of the 2014/15 season, or even in season's beyond the expiration dates set in his current deal: 'You will have to ask the chairman but he doesn't give much away. You certainly wouldn't want to play poker against him.

'You need to just do as well as you can and hopefully someone thinks you are doing a good job. I don't think I could do a job if I wasn't enjoying it, even this one. If I wasn't enjoying it, I'd be gone. Listen, my life would be a lot easier if I wasn't manager of Tottenham, let me tell you that!'

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