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Tim Sherwood angered by others chasing Tottenham job

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Tim Sherwood has expressed frustration at managers who've spoken publicly on their desire to take the helm at Tottenham Hotspur, writes Sky Sports.

The 45-year-old coach was handed an 18-month contract in the wake of Andre Villas-Boas' departure but looks, by all accounts, set to be relieved of his duties in the summer.

Current Holland national team coach, Louis van Gaal, was the bookies favourite to succeed Sherwood until Manchester United stepped up their interest in the Dutchman in light of David Moyes' dismissal.

Inevitably, Sherwood has grown tired of the increasing speculation surrounding his future at White Hart Lane, criticising the lack of professionalism shown by the likes of Van Gaal and Glenn Hoddle with their willingness to speak on the occupied managerial post.

"Every press conference I do it's 'this manager's coming in ... Van Gaal ... then [Glenn] Hoddle, this one and that one'," said Sherwood.

"Some of these managers are actually touting themselves for my job. I don't think that's right.

"It's something that doesn't sit well with me. If anyone ever asks me about another job I just tell them that they've got another manager."

Despite heavy defeats to Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool under his tutelage, Tottenham are on course to reach a record-equalling Premier League points tally (72) should they win their final two games against West Ham and Aston Villa.

While many fans have lamented his team selections and often ill-advised candour in press interviews, Sherwood's Premier League record (10 wins; 58 percent win percentage) stacks up well against previous bosses – a fact the former Tottenham midfielder is keen to reiterate.

"I've done all right, you know, it's been hard," added Sherwood. "I've had to keep my discipline, I suppose, and my dignity, pride and just get on with the job. "That's all I've tried to do. It is an honour to manage this football club and long may it continue." 

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