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Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood admits his side need to qualify for the Champions League this season, as he may lose his job if club fail for second year in a row to make the competition.
Since taking the job, Sherwood has enjoyed a marvellous start and won five games out of six, as he looks to keep his side in contention for a top four finish
Spurs sit fifth in the league thanks to their 3-1 win over Swansea City on Sunday, with Emmanuel Adebayor once again impressing as he scored a brace.
Sherwood is adamant he needs to guarantee a top-four finish as he may lose his job at White Hart Lane if they fail to do so.
“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’. The club need to finish in fourth place. Anything other than that is going to be a disappointment.
“Realistically we should be in and amongst it. But it ain’t easy, is it. No one seems to be giving any leeway. I keep looking at results thinking ‘surely they’re going to drop points here today’. And they don’t.
“They were probably looking at us today thinking ‘they might slip up at Swansea.’ So we’re not giving anything away either.
“It’s going to go right down to the wire, it’s just about keeping that consistency and belief.”