Time for a bit more clarity over Tim Sherwood's future?

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Sherwood was a deflated figure after his side's 4-0 loss to Chelsea at the weekend.

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood seems to be in a bit of a difficult situation at Spurs.

It doesn't matter if the side has improved or not ever since he has taken charge of first team duties, there seems to be speculation linking other high profile names to his job.

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli was one of them, Holland boss Louis Van Gaal has done nothing to quash speculation linking him with the White Hart Lane hotseat after the World Cup – so it is understandable that the man currently in charge is a bit peeved with all the uncertainty, whilst he is trying to get the best possible campaign out of the squad of players at his disposal.

Daniel Levy yesterday is said to have backed Sherwood according to report in the London Evening Standard yesterday, and that results have been well received amongst the Tottenham hierarchy ever since he took over from Andre Villas-Boas in December.

Some of the problems from AVB’s time earlier on in the season still remain. There are issues in defence, particularly in the left-back role when injury strikes and the side is susceptible to getting beaten heavily by the top sides, even if they do seem to be stronger in front of goal with Emmanuel Adebayor returning to the side.

Critics of AVB will point to the 6-0 and 5-0 losses to Manchester City and Liverpool respectively as big examples to why the Portuguese coach was removed from his position by Spurs – but some would make the case that area hasn’t been addressed by Sherwood following 5-1 and 4-0 losses to Manchester City and Chelsea respectively.

It seems the chances of the side getting into the Champions League are very slim, if they have not faded – but the Europa League is still up for grabs even if they do have difficult opposition of Benfica to get past starting from this week.

It’s clear that it is becoming a distraction for Tim Sherwood – he’s not happy with things that may or may not be going on in the background. Maybe Levy and the rest are better off coming out and publicly stating exactly what his position is to at least clarify the position or remove all uncertainty.

That way, Spurs could get on with the work of laying proper foundations at White Hart Lane - if those in the boardroom allow whichever man they want at the helm the time to do that.

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