Tim Sherwood believes that Tottenham Hotspur have “a serious problem” if the club officials are still unsure whether to keep him beyond the summer or not.
The 45-year-old Englishman made the comments following his side’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday.
Spurs gave a largely limp performance against their London rivals and finished the game with 10 men. Younes Kaboul was sent off after 25 minutes for a foul on Stewart Downing and just two minutes later Harry Kane scored an own goal.
Then on the stroke of half time Downing doubled the Hammers’ advantage and it stayed that way until the end of the game.
Tottenham’s performance in their penultimate match of the Premier League season was insipid and will increase the pressure on Sherwood, whose current contract with the London outfit runs until June 2015.
However, failure to finish in the top four of the league and poor performances has led to suggestions that Sherwood will be sacked at the end of the season.
Although Tottenham have publicly denied that they have made an approach for Ajax manager Frank de Boer, there is a strong feeling that the Dutchman will be in the hotseat at White Hart Lane for next season.
However, Sherwood has remained defiant on his future at the Lilywhites and claims that the club should already know what they plan to do.
In what can be construed as a sly dig at his bosses, the former England international has said that Tottenham should have made up their mind whether to sack him or keep him by now.
‘If a club like Tottenham, which is a giant club, is relying on two games at the end of the season to know whether I am good enough to take them forward, then we have got a serious problem’, he told BT Sport.
Sherwood is right: the decision one way or the way has already been made. It just remains to be announced.