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Tim Sherwood hits out at treatment at Tottenham

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Tim Sherwood has criticised the treatment he's received at Tottenham, bemoaning a lack of respect from within the club.

Sherwood was given an 18-month contract by chairman Daniel Levy after initially being put in temporary charge following the departure of Andre Villas-Boas.

However, in April speculation emerged that the deal may be cut short at the end of the season, and that's something the players have taken on board, leaving Sherwood feeling a lack of respect.

Ahead of Spurs' final game of the season, Sherwood said: "I've had a lot of players coming to me saying 'Our agents have told us you're not going to be here next season'. It's a very difficult situation but I've just got on with it.

"It's imperative to have a pre-season and bed your ideas in and I'm doing that with a lot of insecurity about my future.

"When you have a supply teacher comes into a school, sometimes they're not treated with the respect of a head teacher."

One Spurs player who has been public about his hopes for a new boss is Sandro, and the midfielder went as far as to confirm his manager's imminent departure to ESPN Brazil.

The midfielders comments are likely to have annoyed the rookie boss, but he's attempted to make light of the situation, saying: "If I need any information I'm better off asking the players."

It's not just Sandro who's riled Sherwood, though he refused to name names, the Spurs boss suggested some players may think they belong at a bigger club, he said: "Too many think they're doing us a favour by being Tottenham players which is a real problem."

Any potential new manager would be the third man to take charge at White Hart Lane in just three seasons.

One of the names being linked with the job is Ajax coach Frank de Boer, and last month BBC Sport claimed there had been contact between the two clubs.

Andre Villas-Boas took charge in 2012, but was given just over a season at the helm before Sherwood took the reigns.

Now it seems he could be afforded even less time than his predecessor, having only been in the job on a permanent basis since December 2013.

The role of first-team coach is Sherwood's first in management, having been on the coaching staff at White Hart Lane since 2008.

His spell in charge started badly as Spurs were beaten by West Ham in the Capital One Cup but a 3-2 win against Southampton in the Premier League was enough to earn him the job on a full time basis.

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