Sherwood reveals priority: Top-four finish or Europa League glory?

Europa League Final

The Tottenham boss has stated that he feels winning the European competition would be better for his CV.

Tottenham are back in European action tonight, with a Europa League knockout round first leg against Dnipro in Ukraine.

The North London side are in a battle with Liverpool and Everton for fourth place in the Premier League this term, with Champions League qualification the domestic goal.

However, the topic of Europa League has split many a footballing fanbase, with the potential for it to detract from league form potentially costly.

Tim Sherwood seems to have placed a priority on the competition however, as asked which objective he would prefer to have on his CV he stated winning the Europa League.

"On the CV of a manager? To win, obviously, to win a trophy would look better,” the former midfielder told reporters in a press conference.

“We’ve seen it over the years, the number of managers who have won this trophy and gone on to bigger and better things.

"The priority of the club is to achieve both, and I believe we have a big enough and good enough squad to do that. But anyone saying that winning trophies is not the biggest and best thing to have on your CV is lying."

Both Andre Villas-Boas and Harry Redknapp had contrasting views on the merits of the Europa League, but ultimately both were relieved of their duties due to not delivering a top four finish.

Sherwood’s long-term future with the club will certainly be assessed with the same criteria and as such he has difficult choices to make with the games piling up quickly.

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