Tottenham Manager Unsure He’ll Keep Job Even If He Secures Champions League Qualification

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Sherwood worries for his position as van Gaal closes in.

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Tim Sherwood is unsure whether he will keep his position as Tottenham Hotspur manager beyond the end of this season as Louis van Gaal closes in.

The 44-year-old was appointed by Spurs in December after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas and was given an 18-month contract at White Hart Lane at Christmas; meaning the Englishman should be in charge until at least the end of the 2014/15 campaign.

However, with legendary boss van Gaal heavily linked with the job, Sherwood isn’t sure chairman Daniel Levy will keep him on – even if Spurs reach the Champions League places.

“I don’t even know if top four gets me the job,” the coach was quoted by the Daily Express.

“You will have to ask the chairman but he doesn’t give much away. You certainly wouldn’t want to play poker against him.”

Both van Gaal and Dutch compatriot Frank de Boer have hinted that they would be interested in the Tottenham role in recent times.

“I’ve always said I want to work in the Premier League eventually, so there’s a chance. There are times a deal is announced and there are times it’s in preparation,” van Gaal was quoted by the Guardian back in December.

The 62-year-old is currently in charge of the Netherlands national team, but will be leaving that post after the 2014 World Cup. As for de Boer, the former Barcelona star is in charge of Ajax and yet would be open to a switch to north London.

“Those two clubs [Tottenham and Liverpool] are clubs that I think in the future I could be a manager of,” the 43-year-old told the BBC earlier in February.

“I think the history of the clubs and what you can do with the team is my cup of tea.”

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