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Tottenham Hotspur head coach Tim Sherwood wants quick decision on future after victory over Aston Villa
Tim Sherwood wants a quick decision made on his future at Tottenham Hotspur and believes if he is sacked this summer he cannot have been judged on results.
The Spurs head coach is yet to speak with chairman Daniel Levy and, despite relentless speculation surrounding his future in recent months, the former midfielder says he has enjoyed his time in the dugout.
A 3-0 win over Aston Villa secured Spurs a Europa League spot and ensured a 59 per cent win percentage for Sherwood since he took over – something he believes should be enough to keep him in the job.
He said: “I have to have a meeting with the chairman and see what the future holds for the club and for myself.
“I’ve had a 59 per cent win ratio and (with those statistics) if I’d been here at the start of the season we’d have Champions League. We need to sit down and have a chat, but I’ve enjoyed it – it’s been an honour to manage this football club and long may it continue.
“If it is (the last game in charge), life goes on, there was no tears shed out there. This club means a lot to me but if I’m not to continue here as a manager, I’ll be somewhere else. A quick decision (either way) would make sense.
“It will be interesting to see what I’m judged on, because if I’m not here next season, it can’t be on results.”
As Tottenham made light work of Paul Lambert’s side, Sherwood allowed himself to engage with some supporters as the game drew to a close.
In one incident, he invited a dissenting fan down to replace him on the touchline, allowing the tentative supporter to sit in the dugout and put on Sherwood’s famed gilet.
Speaking about it after the game, Sherwood joked: “That guy’s an expert. Every week he tells me what to do, so I gave him the opportunity to do the job.
“There was a couple up there to be honest, I could have picked anyone, but it was just a bit of banter, but we’ve got the police looking for him because he nicked the gilet. It’s fine, I invited him down and I’d have been more annoyed if they didn’t let him come.”
On the pitch, Tottenham had dominated a lacklustre Villa and Sherwood was pleased with the way his team finished off the season having last week called on his players to send the fans home happy.
He said: “The fans have been good all season and this gives the appreciation back. The players and myself owe it to them because any football club is nothing without the supporters.
“We’ve taken a lot of criticism about the way we’ve started games but it could have been over before we scored the first one and I think once Paulinho tucks that one away we were comfortable.
“We want to go on and score six or seven of course but you can’t slog a dead horse and these guys have played a long season.”
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