Sunday’s win over Swansea took Spurs to fifth place, level on points with fourth placed Liverpool and while Everton could send us back to sixth later today, the club is handily set for an assault in the Champions League slots.
European football looks assured for next season but Head Coach Tim Sherwood believes that his future depends on Tottenham finishing among the top four.
“If the season was to end tomorrow the chairman wouldn’t be too happy because we’re fifth,” said Sherwood.
“The final league position has to meet the expectations of the club otherwise it’s ‘Goodbye Charlie’.”
Having taken over halfway through the campaign, some might have already written off our Champions League aspirations and forgiven the boss if he finished just outside the qualifying places but Tim clearly believes his future is on the line.
“The club need to finish in fourth place. Anything other than that is going to be a disappointment,” he added.
“Realistically we should be in and amongst it. But it ain’t easy, is it?”
Sherwood attracts mixed opinion despite an unbeaten run of six league games whilst in charge but assuming we don’t slump to mid table from here, does the Coach deserve to see out his contract – Champions League or no Champions League?