Since his appointment back in December of last year, the 46 year old faced a near daily onslaught of speculation over his future. Despite this, Sherwood has kept his cool, certainly in the media rooms at Hotspur Way and White Hart Lane at least, .
When the subject of Ajax boss Frank de Boer was brought up at today’s press conference, the Tottenham boss was quite bullish about the situation.
I can’t stop them having an opinion. I wouldn’t stop anyone having an opinion.
I don’t think he’s interested in what I’m doing already, because if he did, he’s got a hard act to follow.”
Spurs are on course for another “always the bridesmaid, never the bride” type finish to their season. A Champions League spot is impossible; qualification for the UEFA League spot seems highly unlikely.
This week Tottenham issued a firm denial that they had been in negotiations for another manager, yet the club’s statement seems directly at odds with comments made both by Frank de Boer and the Dutch press generally.
Earlier in the week, Sherwood had joked that someone was “telling porkies.” When asked about the situation this afternoon, he was clearly none the wiser:
It was a strange situation wasn’t it, when a club’s coming out and saying they’ve been spoken to, and the manager, and then the club that I’m associated with is denying it. That’s where we are with it. I’m no further forward.
Spurs next game is tomorrow’s early kick off (1245hrs) where they play West Ham, at Upton Park