Hoddle hits back at Sherwood in Tottenham war of words

Glenn Hoddle

The former Spurs manager has claimed that the current boss is trying to deflect attention away from the current situation at the club by singling him out.

Tim Sherwood’s position as Tottenham manager looks set to be questioned this summer, with plenty of speculation that the retired midfielder will be replaced by a more-experienced boss.

One of the name’s surprisingly in the frame is Glenn Hoddle.

The pair have been jousting in the media of late, with Sherwood claiming that the former England manager was one of a number of out-of-work coaches touting themselves for the White Hart Lane position.

However, Hoddle has hit back and said that Sherwood is merely trying to detract attention from the fact that Spurs have missed out on Champions League football once again.

"I read yesterday that Tim Sherwood is having a go at managers "touting" themselves for his Tottenham job and has decided to include me as one, along with Louis van Gaal. How wrong can you be?" Hoddle told Bleacher Report.

"The truth of the matter is vastly different, and I can imagine by naming me he is deflecting attention from himself, which is fair enough—managers do it all the time.

"Tim Sherwood must obviously feel under pressure to take what has happened and what has been in the public domain for some time now and choose to interpret that as me touting for his job.

"What is at the crux of Tim Sherwood’s annoyance with me is crystal clear: I made an observation, which I am perfectly entitled to do, about the body language of the Spurs players, one in particular, in the tunnel prior to the Liverpool match.

"I would say I was proven 100 percent right by what happened on the pitch after I made that observation."

Sherwood’s future at the club is yet to be determined, while Hoddle has not managed since he stepped down from his role at Wolves in 2006.

Other candidates for the Spurs job if Sherwood is relieved of his duties include Mauricio Pochettino and Frank De Boer.

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